A Rift will only happen in your minds, Ruto tells off politicians bent on breaking Jubilee


Deputy President William Ruto has told off politicians who are focused on breaking the Jubilee party.

The DP said there is  and will not be a rift in the party headed by President Uhuru and himself.

Ruto who spoke in a TV interview on Tuesday night said the allegations of a growing rift are those opposed to the  journey leading to formation of Jubilee party, founded on oneness, unity and the pursuit of development.

“We have a cordial and a working relationship with President Kenyatta and consult each other on a regular basis. Talk of a rift is far-fetched. I take offense with people who portray the President in bad light and second guess his intentions. We don’t have the luxury of fomenting factions in Jubilee.” the DP said.

He further denied claims that he has been targeted in the war on corruption and expressed his support in the continued fight against graft in the country.

The institutions mandated to fight corruption are independent and don’t answer to any office. We must give them space to conduct impartial investigations. However allegations must be firmed up to stand the test of a court process. Witch hunting, innuendoes and politicising the war on graft is defeatist.”

Ruto slammed claims of losing Sh21 billion in the Arror and Kimwarer dams deal, saying the only way he and Uhuru would lose that amount in one transaction would be if they were running a casino.

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