- The Mount Kenya Youth Caucus on Wednesday told Ruto to stop his attacks on President Kenyatta and respect the country's top leader.
- The DP has sustained his attacks on Uhuru's administration, rubbishing his track record and poking holes on his commitment to unite the country.
A youth lobby group allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned Deputy President William Ruto against undermining the Jubilee administration.
The Mount Kenya Youth Caucus on Wednesday told Ruto to stop his attacks on President Kenyatta and respect the country's top leader.
The DP has sustained his attacks on Uhuru's administration, rubbishing his track record and poking holes on his commitment to unite the country.
Mt Kenya youth caucus chairman Linford Mutembei said there is need for Ruto to respect the government in which he serves as the second in command.
He said the DP is inciting Kenyans and radicalising the youth while discrediting Uhuru's scorecard in infrastructure, education and health.
"Ruto has run berserk because he has lost support following the President's impressive delivery record," Mutembei said.
He said the President's achievements have been lauded globally yet the DP was discrediting him in his own motherland.
"We agree that during his first term, he did not meet the people's expectations but we all know why," he said.
"The wing of his deputy was deliberately frustrating him and engaging in massive corruption which hurt development."
Mutembei said that now everyone could see what Uhuru has done from roads, expanded port, railway, water, power connection, health, security, agriculture and manufacturing.
He said these developments have upped the economy despite the Covid-19 challenge.
"The problem is that we have a bitter DP who thought he could undermine Uhuru and get away with it," Mutembei said.
The caucus boss regretted that the DP is 'loitering' everywhere lying to people that Uhuru has failed hoping to win sympathy from the people.
Mutembei accused Ruto over Tuesday's coordinated attacks on the President by his parliamentary allies at the Senate and National Assembly.
The MPs had asked Uhuru to resign over fuel crises hours after he signed the supplementary budget estimates clearing the path for the release of Sh34 billion to oil marketing companies.
"This was a clear indication that Ruto was keen on exaggerating Kenyans' misfortunes by turning them into avenues for seeking political mileage," he said.
Mutembei also wondered why the DP opted to call a press conference to personally attack the President, shortly after the head of state had signed the supplementary budget.
(Edited by Francis Wadegu)