President Uhuru Kenyatta has fired back at his deputy, William Ruto, over the sensational claims made by the Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate to the effect that the head of state is planning to "deal with" his political rivals.
Do you think I have time to look for you? - Uhuru responds to DP Ruto
When I call you out for telling lies don’t say I want to kill you - Uhuru addresses Ruto
Speaking as he officially commissioned the Nairobi Expressway on Sunday, President Kenyatta told the DP to undertake his campaigns and leave him out of it, noting that what the DP and his allies were saying are lies.
"You have insulted me for close three years, has anyone touched you? I was in office for those three years and did I not have the capability? Now that I want to hand over the government and I have limited powers, do you think I have time to look for you?
"Everyone, including myself, has the right to campaign for whoever they want. There is no reason for insults and If I answer you because you have lied. There is no reason to tell people I want to kill you," the president stated.
President Kenyatta further urged Kenyans to maintain peace even as they prepare to exercise their democratic rights on August 9.
"I am doing my work and you should go and campaign on your own. If Kenyans want you in office they will vote for you, if they don't the we will go home together," he added.
Ruto warns Uhuru against harming his children
On July 29, the deputy president during a rally at Kapsabet Town in Nandi County, lashed out at his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta accusing him of interfering with his political ambitions.
According to the Kenya Kwanza presidential flagbearer, Uhuru had promised to deal with him soon, adding that he will not pay attention to Uhuru's threats and that instead, he requested the president to act as a unifying factor in this election season.
"I want to ask the president please don't be a source of threats, stop intimidating people, your work is to make sure there is peace in the country stop telling us that we will know you are the president, stop terrorizing us we cannot be threatened," said Ruto.
"I had you've started threatening me? As long as you don't kill my children, I shall face you but please let's respect each other," Ruto lashed out
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