How Uhuru snubbed Ruto during De’Mathew’s burial in Gatanga

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto/PSCU.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday snubbed DP William Ruto in his veiled attempts to introduce politics during the burial of fallen Kikuyu Benga maestro John De’Mathew.

Ruto had stepped to the podium after Governor Mwangi Iria and immediately revisited an earlier statement by former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo who had openly accused him of early campaigns.

Ruto in his defends, would argue that he had taken an oath to help President Kenyatta and that it would be imperative that he crisscrosses the country to push for development.

“He has now reported me to you that I am doing politics. I want to tell you that it is not true. People forget that I took an oath after you, to help you. I will be the first to be blamed if our agenda failed. When our victory was reversed by the courts, many people accused me, asking where I was when our victory was being stolen” Ruto said amid cheers.

However, when Uhuru rose to speak, he steered clear of the matter instead opting to dwell on musicians welfare vowing to crackdown on exploitation of artistes.

“We shall keep that vow because I personally have no friends other than the people of Kenya,” Uhuru said.

On the thorny issue of 2022 elections, he said he cared less about factoring it in his actions and moves.

“I am also not seeking re-election and don’t care who is caught in the mix,” he said in reference to those caught in anti-corruption purge who so far have been closely associated with Ruto.

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