The bureaucrats out to block Deputy President William Ruto’s bid to become President are in incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta’s office, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has said.
He said cracks have been triggered by “individuals serving within government at the Office of the President”.
“We have a concern about the existence of a small wing of individuals serving within government at the Office of the President, government ministries who are spending most of their time to plant discord in the Jubilee Party,” he said during a Citizen TV interview on Sunday night.
The senator, a member of Ruto’s kitchen Cabinet, said those keen to scuttle Ruto’s plans for 2022 want to create bad blood between him and Uhuru.
“If the President and Deputy President do not sit down together and say the direction that these things are taking is not useful to Jubilee as a party, the government, Kenya as a nation and in the legacy of the President; if they do not face those issues fairly and squarely and bring those persons within government into account, such small cracks will cause a bigger problem,” Murkomen said.
He said there were no personal differences between Uhuru and Ruto. He said the people fuelling the divisions have been trying to convince Uhuru he does not need Ruto anymore because he has already achieved his goals as President. “These same people are influencing direction of… the government… with only a single agenda… separating the President and his deputy,” he said.