On Madaraka Day Speech, Uhuru Cleverly Criticizes DP Ruto
President Uhuru Kenyatta used his final national holiday as president, Madaraka Day, to unleash a stinging attack on his deputy, William Ruto. On the occasion, Uhuru Cleverly Criticizes DP Ruto.
The President began by ignoring his deputy while honoring dignitaries who had attended the event on June 1 in Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi. This was a planned breach of protocol, seemingly as a form of retaliation from the President after Ruto broke procedure by allowing Martha Karua to speak before the President at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Interestingly, the Sierra Leone President acknowledged Ruto’s presence as he joined Kenyans in commemorating the country’s independence.
After many Kenyans received their prizes, the Head of State took over the program in a departure from the usual programming. After that, Uhuru invited the visiting President to speak.
To add insult to injury, during his speech, President Uhuru implied that Ruto had taken public land adjacent to Wilson Airport, where the Weston Hotel now stands.
The President mentioned that a private developer had illegally bought and transferred to himself a block of public land adjacent to Wilson Airport. He went on to say that the Ministry of Lands was in the process of reclaiming it and returning it to its original owner (the government).
“Because land disputes were handled manually, the Ministry of Lands became a hotbed of corruption. A title deed for a portion of Wilson Airport was registered in the name of a private individual, “he explained.
President Kenyatta, in a clever move to de-campaign his deputy, stated that Kenya will make history in August. This is by electing a deputy president while giving an account of how his government has ensured equality by appointing women. This was in reference to Martha Karua, Raila Odinga’s running mate in the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential campaign. You can now see how Uhuru Cleverly Criticizes DP Ruto in public gatherings.
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According to the schedule, the President was honored with a traditional guard of honour and a demonstration of military equipment and aircraft by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).
The DP has traditionally been in charge of inviting the President to speak at previous national holiday celebrations.
Ruto was conspicuously absent from State House, when members of the Cabinet surprised the Head of State, highlighting the two leaders’ differences earlier during the celebrations.
The DP’s snub is a conclusion of the status of the relationship between the two leaders, who have publicly clashed during the Jubilee administration’s second term.
Ruto sought forgiveness from Uhuru during the National Prayer Breakfast last week, admitting that he may have fallen short of his boss’s expectations.