This follows after they rubbished his message to leaders on how they should respect their colleagues and superiors. According to the netizens, Uhuru should, first, show respect to Dr Ruto before demanding the same from him and other Kenyans.
They were reacting to a video that did rounds on social media on Monday where the head of state was speaking in a function elsewhere in the country. It was shared by Australian-based Kenyan Journalist who is only identified as Alfred Kipkoech Sergeant on Facebook. Link: https://www.facebook.com/1598931003741499/posts/2685281775106411/?app=fbl
In the video, the president was seen and heard narrating how the late retired president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi respected the country's founding father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. He also recalled that Moi also held the Kenya's third president Mwai Kibaki in high regard when the latter was in power.
However, he condemn unspecified political leaders for failing to honour him each other and him. In a thinly-veilled attack at his principal assistant, he quipped that leaders should respect those who are in office before they exit and they take over if citizens vote for them.
He called on Kenyans to continue upholding the virtue because it would portray a courteous society which dignified leadership and norms.
Nevertheless, he message backfired after it failed to resonate well with netizens. They took to the comments' section to remind him of how he, and his men had despised the deputy president. They angrily dismissed and urged him to begin valuing him before lecturing them on what to do.
This comes few years after the once cordial relationship between Uhuru and Ruto became frosty, leading to a fallout within the ruling party Jubilee and the government.
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