Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday had an exclusive interview with citizen Tv on a myriad of issues including his relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta, resigning from government, Jubilee Part wrangles and many more issues in the country.
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DP William Ruto in an interview with Citizen Tv's Editorial Director Joe Ageyo.
From the interview, here are four major talking points:
He is ready to Leave Jubilee Party in future
The Deputy President William Ruto told Citizen TV that when the right time comes and things become unbearable at Jubilee party, he will consider leaving the ruling political outfit just like the way President Uhuru Kenyatta ditched KANU for TNA and also when he left ODM to form URP.
Forget about Him resigning
DP Ruto said that resigning from his position was not a solution for any leader to take since it is akin to running away from challenges that are common in life when pursues personal goal and ambitions.
" The challenges we face at Jubilee can not be solved by resigning we as leaders... if things become unbearable there are several options in politics... I believe we are yet to reach a place where we will decide otherwise, We have a chance to solve our problem as the Jubilee Party."
Jubilee Party is no longer united
The DP confessed that the ruling political party has disintegrated after he said that cartels and power broker had hijacked Jubilee to scuttle his 2022 ambitions. He mentioned Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe and the company as the people behind Jubilee woes ad admitted that the party had several problems that need to be addressed.
UhuruRuto relationship went south long ago
After several months of denial and putting a confidence face before the pubic, the DP finally admitted that there is a problem in the Jubilee Party.
He acknowledged that the President has changed the manner they were working adding that he had decided to dance to his tune of music in as far as delivering their mandate to Kenyans is concerned.
"Maybe the style of doing things have changed…But it is the President who assigns duties and when he assigns duties to others, they do it and I am happy with it…The assignments given to me have been done," said the DP.
He is yet to decide on Referendum Issue
The DP expressed his concerns over the content of the referendum and said he will only support the course if he is convinced by its proposals.
He argued that the proponents of the constitution believe that elections are not won and that is why they want to change the current constitution to get shortcut to power. Ruto added leaders should take the back seat in amending the constitution and allow Kenyans make the decision on whether they want the constitution changed.
"To my knowledge, the push to amend the constitution is by leaders, not by the people.Kenyans are more concerned about livelihoods… Are you aware that Jubilee is the only political party without a position in BBI? It is not a matter we discussed as a party," he said.