President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned Mount Kenya residents against being misled in their choice of the president as he hit out at his deputy, William Ruto.
In what appeared to be a bare-knuckle attack on Ruto, the president resorted to his mother tongue as he discredited his deputy’s hustler narrative.
The president also defended his choice of Odinga as his preferred successor, saying he was a safer pair of hands as he was more concerned about the state of the nation.
The president was in his vote-rich Kiambu county backyard where he issued title deeds to residents of Ndeiya…and with the region listed as one of his deputy’s strongholds, president Kenyatta delved into the succession debate…
“Kenya ni ya wakenya na kama kama hawajiskii mahali walipo hakutakuwa na amani na kama kuna mtu anaona haya na yuko kwa serikali na hatambui mambo ya ukweli lakini kuna huyo mzee ambaye anatambua kuwa injustice to any citizen is a recipe for distster na anataka kuwe na amani, ends in kyuk heri mzee…” President Kenyatta said.
The president sounded a warning to his Mount Kenya backyard, where his deputy enjoys considerable support..
“Ule mtataka mimi ndio nitapatia kisu, kama ni kisu ya kuwaongoza na kuwalinda ama ni ya kuwakata nyiyi ndio mtajua tumeskizana vile tunaongea juu kisu iko na pande mbili ya kuchunga boma ama ya kukata na kumaliza watoto…mjichagulie.” He added.
As he put up a case for his pet subject the BBI specifically the push for one man one vote one shilling, Kenyatta said the initiative was only set to level the playing field, questioning the authenticity of DP Ruto’s hustler nation campaign…
“Utapata kuna mbunge ambaye anawakilisha watu laki tano na mwingine laki moja lakini mgao wa cdf unatoshana, mtu hapa anapewa baursary ya 2k ilhali utapa mwingine anapewa ya elfu hamsini watoto wao wanasoma wanenda vyuo vikuu wanapata kazi nzuri wenu nao wanaambiwa kazi mzuri wanaweza fanya ni ya wheelbarrow, na nyinyi ni mahustler muuze kuku na mayai nyinyi wacha niwaambie ukweli nyinyi mmepotea, mmepotea mmepotea na siku moja mtajua mmepote,” Uhuru added.
Kenyatta also criticized DP Ruto for being an absentee principal assistant…