President William Ruto has for the first time opened up on why he settled on his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta as peace envoy in Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) despite their past political differences.
In an interview with France 24, the head of state explained that sidelining Uhuru would have worked to the disadvantage of the Kenya Kwanza government as regional conflicts would have an impact in his administration.
"I appointed President Uhuru as an envoy because I'm different. I believe that President Kenyatta brings value to the processes in Ethiopia and DRC. What was there between him and me was a competition.