Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi on Wednesday said it is
high time President Uhuru Kenyatta told Kenyans what is happening between him
and DP William Ruto.
Speaking on JKL, Ahmednasir added that the DP is under siege
and the President’s actions have put him in a very difficult situation.
He argued that it would be better for the Head of State to
openly state that he has differences with his deputy and perhaps Kenyans will
understand why there has been friction between them recently.
“I think it’s high time the President told Kenyans what is
going on between him and his Deputy.
“...of course he (Ruto) is under siege… The President does
not speak but a lot of his actions puts the Deputy President in a very
difficult situation,” he said.
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On the Presidents willingness to work with some leaders of
the opposition, Ahmednasir cast aspersions over Raila Odinga’s motives saying
the opposition leader is getting closer to the President for his own gain.
“Some of the things the President is doing with the
opposition, with Raila, are completely against the constitution; it’s actually
a complete breach of the constitution,” he said.
Adding: “I think it is hypocritical to say that Baba is
coming to save Jubilee. Baba’s history is very clear; he never comes to save a
On the possibility of a coalition, Ahmednasir said: “In a
presidential system like Kenya’s, the president cannot share executive authority
with members from another political party.”
He also spared some advice for DP Ruto saying provided he
plays his cards right between now and the end of the year, he (Ruto) will