President Uhuru Kenyatta has publicly explained why he categorically refused to back Deputy President William Ruto to succeed him as President in the upcoming August 9 General Election.
The head of state, who met Provincial administrators and Abagusi elders at the Kisii State Lodge on Wednesday, likewise renewed his scathing attack against the Kenya Kwanza Alliance Presidential Candidate, terming him unfit to lead Kenya.
While stating that his falling-out with DP Ruto was inevitable, President Kenyatta alluded to his deputy’s performance in the presidential debate when he said he had changed his mind on Value Added Tax on fuel because only fools do not change their minds. ,
Uhuru went on to mock his deputy, categorically stating that he too had changed his mind on the DP.
The head of State likewise dismissed his deputy’s claim that the two fell out as a result of his handshake with Raila Odinga.
President Kenyatta similarly defended his decision to delegate some duties under the Office of the Presidency to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, who he appointed Chief Minister by way of an Executive Order.
With Kisii county previously witnessing ugly scenes allegedly caused by supporters of two camps under Constituent parties in Azimio la Umoja One Kenya, the head of state appealed for peace in the closing stages of the campaign season in order to avoid voter apathy caused by violence.
His sentiments were shared by outgoing Kisii governor James Ongwae and Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati who also urged area residents to maintain peace during this electioneering period.
President Uhuru winded up his Kisii county tour with a political rally at the Gusiii stadium, where he rallied the Nyanza region to back Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga’s bid.