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Kalonzo Accuses President Ruto of Becoming a Dictator a Day after Attending Mashujaa

The leader of the Wiper Party, Kalonzo Musyoka, charged that during his first month in power, President William Ruto had turned into a dictator.

In a statement to the media on Friday, October 21, Kalonzo questioned the veracity of Ruto's statements and asserted that the head of state lacked the support of a fully constituted Cabinet. Kalonzo had just met with lawmakers from Azimio La Umoja.

The pledge made by President Ruto during Mashujaa Day celebrations to build 100 dams during his five years in administration was one of the declarations that Kalonzo underlined. The Uhuru Gardens ceremony was conducted on October 20. The Wiper leader was present.

"The Deputy President and Cabinet Secretaries support the President in his role as the head of state and government as he performs the Republic's executive authority. Our Constitution does not provide him the power to impose judgments on the country just because he is president," said Kalonzo.

The former vice president also questioned Ruto's decision to dissolve the Specific Service Unit (SSU), the establishment of special funding for the National Police Service and the Judiciary, as well as the pledge to produce fertilizer in cooperation with nations in East Africa.

"Who wrote the report that sparked the ongoing DCI purge? Who made the decision that we can jointly produce fertilizer with a neighboring nation or construct dams using public-private partnerships?” queried Kalonzo.

Kalonzo claims that President Ruto's method of rule is reminiscent of previous world leaders who removed barriers to establishing autocratic regimes. He added that President Ruto's decision to reward his supporters was a part of the efforts to establish an autocratic government.

He cited instances of autocratic regimes in Kenya's neighbors as evidence that the tendency ran the risk of driving Kenya to the point of ratifying actions that would prove costly.

According to the Wiper boss, Kenyans should be aware, though, that the individualized decision-making, along with what is obviously Ruto's propensity to elevate loyalists and other "yes men and women," puts the nation at high risk of error.

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