President Uhuru Kenyatta has cautioned Deputy President William Ruto that he risks failing to clinch the top seat if his ambitions distract him from fulfilling his current mandate.
He insinuated that his number two was more interested in his presidential aspirations than in helping his boss achieve his Big Four agenda of ensuring food security, affordable housing, manufacturing, and affordable healthcare for all, to solidify his legacy.
Speaking in an interview with Nation Media Group (NMG) Editorial Director Mutuma Mathiu, the Head of State said that he would not allow anyone to derail the government’s agenda.
“Don’t let your ambitions for tomorrow crowd what you must do today because what you do today is what shall determine where you shall be tomorrow,” he said.
The Kenyan leader added that he was not going to remind elected representatives of what Kenyans expect from them.
Talking about the ongoing Jubilee Party purge in Parliament, the President said he was fully aware of the changes.
He remarked that the ousted Deputy President’s allies had shown little commitment to his vision for the country.
“I want people who are not going to fight that agenda that I laid out and made to Kenyans. I want people who are going to support that agenda,” he noted.
Recalling that had pleaded with the rebels for a long time, the Head of State said that it was now time for action.
Those affected by the Jubilee changes in the Senate include Kipchumba Murkomen (former Majority Leader), Susan Kihika (former Majority Whip) and Kithure Kindiki, who was the Deputy Senate Speaker.
Other senators accused of gross insubordination against the party leader have been dewhipped as chairs of various committees.
Insiders in the ruling party said that the broom was now headed for the National Assembly where disployal members would dethroned.
Majority Leader Aden Duale, Majority Whip Ben Washiali and Budgets and Appropriation Committee chair Kimani Ichung’wa are the main targets.
Some Jubilee MPs have started to shift allegiance fearing that they might be swept by the clean-up.
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