News Hub Creator 09/7/2021
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Deputy President William Ruto used blackmail to get his wishes done by President Uhuru Kenyatta throughout their first term in office as President and deputy, it has been alleged.
The two seemed to work in unity between 2013 and 2017, before things began going south and their relationship began ending immediately after their 2017 reelection.
But Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju says that though he was silent, Uhuru was working under blackmail from Ruto, who used pressure to get what he wants.
He has revealed that Ruto would indirectly threaten to withdraw his people's support of the government to get what he wanted, a strategy that worked for him in the five years.
"Kenyans have heard ad nauseum about this political blackmail stock options. “Oh, we have the numbers in Parliament” It is not about numbers. This is political speak to say I can pull out the support of my tribe if I do not get this for myself," he said on Monday.
Tuju said that Ruto also privately and subtly blackmailed the president to give him his demands, and used it to satisfy his ethnic Intentions and ambitions.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. He revealed that Ruto demanded a huge portion of the government and used his appointment slots to name members of one specific tribe to fill them.
This, according to the Cabinet Secretary Without Portfolio, left the President with only the remaining half of cabinet to ensure that he fulfills his campaign promises to Kenyans.
"These unfortunate demands of the DP would extend to other senior political appointments in government for the whole of 2013 to 2017 circle, during the 2013 to 2017 cycle this blackmail was subtle, and in private," he said.
He spoke while demanding that Ruto, who has admitted to being rich and making Sh1.5 million daily from his choice chicken farm, tells Kenyans how much he pays in taxes.
Ruto is not new to being accused of nominating only members of his Kalenjin community to government during their first term, with his critics making similar claims.
He is now seeking the presidency and has fallen out with Uhuru, who seems to be in the process of doing all he can to ensure that his deputy doesn't succeed him