Jubilee MPs turn the heat on DP Ruto, issue ultimatum and dare him to ditch the party

MPs go after DP Ruto as war of words in Jubilee escalates

File image of DP Ruto

A section of Jubilee Party Members of Parliament have turned the heat on Deputy President William Ruto and demanded that he abides by party rules or quit the party.

The MPs faulted DP Ruto for causing disorder in Jubilee and openly defying his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta, daring him to quit the party if he is not ready to abide by the rules.

Nyeri town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu revealed that shortly after they were elected even before they were sworn into office, President Uhuru Kenyatta invited them to State House and urged them not to engage in politics-something that DP Ruto and his allies have openly defied on numerous occasions.

The MPs pointed that every time DP Ruto shows up at a public event, it is all about campaigns and what will happen in 2022 or a politician pledging support for him in 2022.

This is in sharp contrast to President Uhuru Kenyatta who has been advancing his development agenda and working towards leaving behind a united country.

The MPs, mostly drawn from team Kieleweke that has remained critical to DP Ruto and opposed his 2022 bid led by Ngunjiri Wambuu regretted that DP Ruto has failed to toe the line and dared him to ditch Jubilee party.

The MPs who were speaking at the ACK Good Samaritan Church regretted that the DP had abandoned what Jubilee party pledged and has instead focused on his 2022 bid, leaving president Uhuru Kenyatta alone.

Cherangany MP Joshua Kuttuny pointed out that during campaigns, Jubilee party promised the youth that all boards written “Hakuna Kazi” would turn into “Iko Kazi”, a promise that Ruto and his allies have renaged on even as they focus on 2022.

DP Ruto calls MPs "confused elements"

Also present was the area MP Mercy Gakuya who faulted DP Ruto's tangatanga team for sabotaging development in pursuit of 2022 succession politics.

The war of words between DP Ruto and his critics within the Jubilee party reached its peak on Thursday this week when the DP tore into team Kieleweke, calling them “confused elements” who had nothing to offer and were purporting to teach him how to work with and respect President Kenyatta.

“This group called Kieleweke cannot teach me how to work with Uhuru. I have worked with him for 20 years and supported him from 2002,” said Ruto during a live interview on Kameme FM.

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