• Ruto said that they supported Uhuru in 2013 and 2017 and out of the millions of people who supported him, he could not find one to succeed him.
• He went on to say that even if the President has a problem with him as an individual, he should have looked for someone else from within.
Deputy President William Ruto has continued with his attacks on President Uhuru Kenyatta, this time around asking him to respect the people who elected them.
Speaking in Eldoret on Monday, Ruto said that they supported Uhuru in 2013 and 2017 and out of the millions of people who supported him, he could not find one to succeed him.
"Please, Mr. President hata wewe tuheshimu... umetupima aje? Tumesimama na wewe 2013 na 2017, tumejenga barabara, reli na stima. Kwa watu milioni kumi ukaenda kukodisha ule jamaa wa vitendawili. Wewe, Uhuru Kenyatta, ni rafiki yetu lakini hatuwezi kubali,"he said.
This loosely translates, "Please Mr President, respect us. We supported you in 2013 and 2017, built roads, the SGR and connected electricity to homesteads. Out of 10 million people, you went to rent Raila. You are our friend Uhuru Kenyatta but we won't accept that."
He went on to say that even if the President has a problem with him as an individual, he should have looked for someone else from within.
Ruto called on the head of state to hand over power to the person that the people of Kenya will choose.
He commended Uhuru's remarks on Sunday that he will hand over power to whoever the people will elect, and retire with whoever will lose.
Ruto's remarks come a few days after he accused Uhuru of planning to harm his children.
He reminded the President of how he stood with him in his hour of need telling him that he should not turn his anger to his children.
"We are the ones who voted for you for the presidency, and now you want to threaten me? As long as you do not harm my children, we should respect each other."
President Uhuru on Sunday asked the DP to leave him alone.
He told Ruto to focus on selling his agenda, rather than spreading what he termed as "lies".
Uhuru said he had the power to do anything for the period they had abused him, but he didn't because he has no ill intention against anyone.
"I have responded to you because of the lies you have told people. You have abused me for almost three years. Has anyone touched you? Haven't I been President for three years? Didn't I have the ability? Now that I am going to hand over power and have no ability is when I have time to look for you?" the President posed.