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OPINION: Dissecting DP Ruto’s veiled message to Uhuru during Prayer Breakfast
By Noah Okello | Updated May 31, 2019 at 12:59 EAT
DP William Ruto

Ruto seemed to be telling Kenyatta that although he is not part of a dynasty, he has made it to the top

This is a clear message that the battle for the leadership of this country will be between the dynasties and hustlers

Kenyan Leaders yesterday converged at Safari Park Hotel for the National Prayer Breakfast.

Unlike last year, this year’s event was criticized by a number of Kenyans who bashed leaders for frustrating their lives and plunging the country in debt.

Last year’s event saw NASA leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta cement their newfound friendship when they both vowed to work together for the sake of Kenyans.

Those who followed this year’s event also realized that President Kenyatta did not have a written speech with the head of state only making a short speech. He simply urged leaders to practice what they preach.

“Let us put into practice what we preach. We love making commitments but let us stop talking about doing it but let us actually do it,” said the President.

DP William Ruto, on the other hand, made a speech that many suspect was directed at the President.

Ruto started by saying that when President Jomo Kenyatta died, he was in the field looking after cattle and that when the news broke, he ran home.

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Well, I think Ruto was trying to tell Uhuru Kenyatta that when his father died, he was just a village boy taking care of cattle while Uhuru was the President’s son.

With this, the DP was trying to tell Uhuru that he has risen from strength to strength despite not coming from a rich family.

Ruto seemed to be telling Kenyatta that although he is not part of a dynasty, he has made it to the top.

This is a clear message that the battle for the leadership of this country will be between the dynasties and hustlers.

Then the DP also said that Kenya is willing to donate Odinga to the United Kingdom as a replacement for Theresa May who announced her resignation as Prime Minister.

In a message seen as one delivered to both Odinga and Uhuru, Ruto said that Kenya had a Prime Minister who has since retired and as such, he is free to move to the UK.

In an apparent attack to Uhuru and Raila, Ruto was quick to remind the two that the post of the Prime Minister was done away with from the Kenyan Constitution and that he does not see such a post making its way back anytime soon.

Well, this will be seen as a slap on Uhuru’s face with talks around political circles indicating that Uhuru might go for the Prime Minister position come 2022.

With his take on the Prime Minister post, Ruto clearly told Uhuru that after 2022, he should pack his bags and go home.

Ruto’s message on the ongoing war against corruption also looked like a dig at the President.

The DP asked Investigative Agencies not to be used to settle scores. There have been reports that the EACC and DCI were being used to fight Ruto’s allies.

On his Church donations, Ruto insisted that nothing will stop him from giving money to churches. The DP said that the fact that God lifted him from a nobody to somebody means he will forever remain faithful to the Lord with his donations.

Ruto has been known to be a generous giver to churches and with that, he has lately come under great scrutiny from a number of leaders.

With his latest stand on his donations at a National Prayer Breakfast Meeting, Ruto seems to be telling other leaders to mind their business and let him be.

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