President Uhuru Kenyatta has dared his Deputy William Ruto to leave the government if he is not satisfied with it.
Speaking while commissioning two hospitals built by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in Nairobi on Friday, February 12, President Kenyatta faulted Deputy President (DP) Ruto over his berating of a government he is still a part of.
“On the hand you keep saying the government is bad and on the other the government has done this and that,” said president Kenyatta, accusing Ruto of being two-faced.
Kenyatta’s wrath seemed to have been sparked by Ruto’s repeated claims that the Building Bridges Initiative has replaced Jubilee’s Big Four Agenda yet the DP keeps taking credit for completed government projects.
Without naming names but leaving no doubt about the target of his remarks, he said Ruto criticises the government with one side of his mouth and takes credit for state projects with the other.
“If you are praising it [government] stay in, if you are dissatisfied, get out,” Uhuru said.
The ppresident dared his Deputy to pick a side as there is only one government that is either succeeding or failing.
At the same time, president Kenyatta said he was dissatisfied with people determined to cause discontent and divide Kenyans just for their own selfish interests.
The ppresident spoke while addressing residents after commissioning health centres built by NMS in Kiamaiko and Uthiru.
The NMS took over the running of the Nairobi County after perceived failures by the Nairobi County government by then Governor Mike Sonko. Since then, the NMS has taken initiative to implement several projects aimed at enhancing the delivery of services to the city residents.