You abandoned me for Raila Odinga, William Ruto tells Uhuru Kenyatta

At the same time, the Deputy President warned chiefs and other civil servants against being used to interfere with the elections. He claimed that civil servants were being coerced to campaign for Raila, arguing that contravenes the code of conduct for civil servants.

"Public servants should serve all Kenyans equally without considerations for political inclinations or any other. I want to assure you that your jobs are protected by law, you must be able to decline illegal orders," Ruto said.

And in a bid to woo the Kamba community to vote for him, Ruto claimed that he will offer Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka a senior post in his government should he win the elections.

He said that Kalonzo had been dragged in the mud for too long by Raila.

"Tell Kalonzo I have no problem with him although I know he doesn't like me because he has been incited (by Raila). We shall offer him a job without subjecting him to an interview because I know him as a senior counsel," the deputy president said, alluding to the running mate interviews in which Kalonzo among other leaders attended in their bid to deputise Raila.

He told the locals that his government will prioritise the creation of Mwingi County, which will be carved out from the vast Kitui County.

This was one of the proposals made by the residents and presented to the BBI task force but it was never captured in the final document.

While addressing another rally in Kitui town, Ruto reiterated his agenda of empowering small-scale traders, and revamping the NHIF to cater for the poor while creating jobs for thousands of unemployed youths.

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