Mt Kenya elders warn Uhuru over betraying Ruto. This follows the recent appointments of parastatal bosses.
According to Mt Kenya Council of Elders, the appointments only favored those supporting the handshake between Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
The Council chairman Paul Mwati stated that Uhuru needed to review his relationship with Ruto and address the divisions in the Jubilee party.
“I want to remind the President that he is undermining his own statesmanship by frustrating and belittling his deputy,” Mwati remarked.
“The architects of the Jubilee government are both Uhuru and Ruto and this is a matter of public record and every effort aimed at undermining Ruto as the Deputy President of Kenya will fail,” he added.
Mwati professed that history may judge Uhuru harshly if he failed to deliver on his Big Four agenda.
Furthermore, he asked Uhuru to openly declare his stand on whether he will support Ruto as his successor when he retires in 2022.
The council asserted that only the President could end the confusion in the country and especially in Mt Kenya region on the political direction to take for the 2022 election.
Last week, the president announced new state appointments in a new gazette notice where those seen to be supporting the handshake mostly benefited.
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It is not clear whether Ruto was consulted before the appointments were made since most of the positions were previously occupied by Ruto allies.