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Why Ruto Refused To Talk Badly About Uhuru In Exclusive Interview

The deputy president Dr William Ruto gestures while making a speech at a past function. [Source Courtesy]

Asked what responsibility the Kenyan head of state President Uhuru Kenyatta bears for the civil war in the ruling party, the deputy president Dr William Ruto Refused to give an answer that would paint his boss in bad light. In an exclusive interview with the Kenya Television Network (KTN), William Ruto said that he would not talk ill of his boss because that smacked of bad manners. Sofia Wanuna pressed him on that issue but the country's second in command would not budge an inch.

"It is not good manners to discuss your boss, so I would want as much as possible to discuss the President, " the deputy president Dr William Ruto said on Thursday in an exclusive interview with the Kenya Television Network journalist Sofia Wanuna.

A screenshot of the tweet of the words of the deputy president Dr William Ruto when he appeared on the Kenya Television Network for an exclusive interview. [Source Courtesy]

This comes amid tensions between the deputy president and the president. The two have not been seeing eye to eye on a bewildering array of issues. They have differed publicly on the question of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). While Uhuru Kenyatta insists that the initiative is the solution to the country's perennial problems, William Ruto contends that the initiative is not a priority for now with the country battling the raging Covid-19 pandemic.

The relationship between the president and his deputy took a turn for the worst in 2018 following the dramatic handshake with the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga. Ruto and his allies have long railed against the handshake saying that it is designed to derail his presidential ambitions. Both president Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have rubbished the claims that they are keen on using the handshake to tame anyone let alone William Ruto.

The Kenyan head of state President Uhuru Kenyatta gestures while making a speech at a past function. [Source Courtesy]

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