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Ruto Responds To Uhuru, Changes Tune About Prosecuting Him If He Wins Election

Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate William Ruto has responded to President Uhuru Kenyatta's remarks about succession politics.

Uhuru, while presiding over the international day for Cooperatives at the Kenyatta International Convention Center, KICC had said that the DP should stop issuing empty promises to Kenyans ahead of the election.

He castigated Ruto for "failing" to fulfil his mandate as the DP and asked Kenyans to make a wise decision on the ballot.

Ruto, while holding a rally in Tharaka Nithi County on Saturday, July 2, responded to Uhuru almost immediately telling the president to take a backseat and let him go head to head with the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

"Please help me inform the president to let me deal with Raila. I did not tell Uhuru to support me in the August elections. He should take a backseat. I am good enough. I will finish this Kitendawili man very early in the morning," he said as quoted by the Star.

Peaceful retirement

Ruto also changed tune on the likelihood of prosecuting the president once he clinches power as he had written in his manifesto. He said that he will have no problem with him once he retires.

"We have no problem with our friend President Uhuru Kenyatta. We are the ones who overwhelmingly voted for him and we are looking forward to seeing him retire peacefully. No one will do anything to him after retirement," he added.

On July 30, Ruto said that he would free the country from state capture and cronyism after which he will establish a judicial committee to bring those culpable to book.

The DP and his boss have resorted to blatant attacks on each other as the election approaches with today's outburst being the most recent.

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