Deputy President William Ruto has claimed that he has faced maximum humiliation ever since the ‘handshake’ between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga back in March 2018.
While shedding light on his frosty relationship with his boss, DP Ruto says it is only because of his patient and obedience that he has not reacted to the situation nor disrespected President Uhuru.
“I have been a very patient person. The kind of humiliation that I have been subjected to by my boss, nobody could have taken it. I have resisted as much as I could to respond to my boss,” Ruto said.
With regard to the leaked audio of almost slapping President Uhuru, Ruto insists that the words were figurative, and that his competitors have blown it out of proportion.
“That was figurative speech and what I was trying to insinuate was that the President was almost giving up and as a genuine friend I was not going to allow such a thing to happen,” Ruto noted.
The Kenya Kwanza coalition leader further alleged that President Uhuru Kenyatta turned away church leaders who wanted to reconcile them.
DP Ruto revealed that he has met with bishops and confided in them that he wanted a truce with President Uhuru, but in all occasions the Head of State would refuse.
“I talked to the bishops and I told them ‘I want to have a chat with my boss but he (Uhuru) refused, he slackly refused the bishops for us to have a chat. Ask the bishops, ask the bishop of ACK,” Ruto said.
Ruto – who is vying for the presidency on a United Democratic Alliance Party ticket, has been at loggerheads with his boss since his political nemesis Raila joined hands with the ruling party.
The presidential hopeful was speaking during an interview with a local television.