President Uhuru Kenyatta has criticised the Kenya Kwanza Alliance manifesto unveiled by his deputy, William Ruto, on Thursday, 30th June.
While presiding over the Ushirika Day celebrations at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi today, 2nd July, the President described Ruto’s economic blueprint as a “document full of lies”.
In an apparent reference to DP Ruto, he added: “And that is I am always surprised when I see others, kila siku ng’we ng’we ng’we (empty talk).”
He said it was ironical for a man who has been in government for the last 10 years to promise the “heaven” he could not deliver.
The Head of State remarked that he was intrigued why Ruto did not implement the things he is promising now as Deputy President.
“Some people want us to believe their agenda is realistic yet they have been in government. You hear them saying some things and wonder whether they have just landed from heaven. Their work is just condemning the government they serve,” he said.
President Kenyatta cautioned Kenyans against falling for Ruto’s “lies”, but added the “decision is yours to make”.
In February, the President endorsed Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga to succeed him after the August 9 General Election.
During his manifesto launch, DP Ruto said one of the first things “his administration” would do is to establish a tribunal with the mandate of investigating how “State capture” has run down the economy.
He vowed that the “State capture actors” would not be spared by his government.
He claimed that the second term of the Jubilee administration had been run by cartels and economic saboteurs.
DP Ruto has in the recent past alleged that the first term of UhuRuto government was a success as they prioritised service delivery.
But it is during the first term (between 2013 and 2017) when multi-billion scandals were exposed. They include the Eurobond, laptops scandal, Chickengate scandal, NSSF scandal and many others.