The move would automatically disqualify him from holding the position of Deputy President of Kenya
The ruling Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju has unveiled plans to kick out deputy president William Ruto from the position of deputy party leader. In an exclusive interview at a hotel in Nairobi, Mr Tuju said the party’s National Governing Council would meet this month and endorse plans to kick out Ruto “once for all.”
In an exclusive interview with our writer, Mr Tuju said they had already sort legal interpretation on the way forward soon after DP Ruto is kicked out. He said according to the party constitution, Ruto would automatically cease to be deputy president once out of the ruling party.
DP Ruto has defied all calls to resign as the storm in the divided ruling party rages on, even after an angry President Kenyatta openly told him to quit if he is not happy in the government
Mr Tuju accused Ruto of being “blindly arrogant” and over assertive as he openly supports the UDA party while remaining in the Jubilee government saying “you can’t eat your cake and have it.”
Tuju claimed President Uhuru Kenyatta had tried many times to “reconcile” with his deputy but that Ruto had remained “defiant”. He said during a BBI function early this year at Bomas the president alluded to this when he joked that while he was trying to pass the “relay baton” to his deputy, Ruto was running in the opposite direction.
DP Ruto has defied all calls to resign as the storm in the divided ruling party rages on. An angry President Kenyatta openly told him to quit if he is not happy in the government. But a defiant DP refuse to budge saying he is in the government to stay, with his supporters backing him to the hilt.
An angry Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen roundly told off the president saying he would not be in power if Ruto had not backed him with his massive following.
Senator Murokomen said Uhuru had forgotten where they came from and was wining and dining with people who even wrote “letters to ICC” seeking to have them jailed at the Hague.
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