An angry Deputy President William Ruto scolded Standard Media Group for the umpteenth time over an article in one of its publications which he termed as “fake news” and urged the public to ignore the publication which he termed as “Standard gutter FAKE news”.
Angry DP Ruto urges Kenyans to ignore the Standard after this happened
Meanwhile ignore Standard's garbage-DP Ruto
The DP was not impressed with the publications coverage of the Building Bridges Initiative in which the Saturday Standard alleged that "The stage has been set for a major political clash between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga on the one side, and Deputy President William Ruto on the other side as the BBI taskforce hands over its report on Tuesday (November 26)".
In what is now becoming a familiar trend, Ruto took to Twitter to issue his response, going full-blast.
“Usual Standard gutter FAKE news. Where did WsR utter such nonsense? Kenyans should look forward to a robust, truthful national conversation to chart a unified way forward. Meanwhile ignore Standard's garbage.” Wrote the DP.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy have been reading from different scripts.
DP Ruto’s team is on record dismissing the BBI report even before it is released, alleging it is a scheme to create political positions for individuals, including Raila Odinga.
The standard quoted DP Ruto who graced a thanksgiving ceremony held by Jubilee Party's McDonald Mariga at the Bomas of Kenya stating that “Kenyans are not fools to just accept conmanship hidden in BBI which they are using as a political tool for 2022”.
The President on the other hand has maintained it is a genuine initiative to address pressing needs and unite the nation, urging the public to read the report once it is released.
“My only prayer, especially to the political class, is that this is an opportunity to engage in meaningful and peaceful discourse. We don’t want to divide the country,” said the President on Friday when he attended the fourth graduation ceremony of Kibabii University, Bungoma County.
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