…………The awkward moment at Kasarani Stadium, on Sunday, with the President’s extraordinary broadside tirade directed at allies of Deputy President, William Ruto…… President Uhuru Kenyatta, went a bit ballistic and came out guns blazing against his critics in his Mt. Kenya backyard, warning them that he was still the regional kingpin, and, that they shouldn’t mistake his silence for cowardice……………..

…..On Sunday, 16 the, June, at Kasarani Stadium, President Uhuru Kenyatta, went a bit ballistic and came out guns blazing against his critics in his Mt. Kenya backyard, warning them that he was still the regional kingpin, and, that they shouldn’t mistake his silence for cowardice.

In a show of a worsening falling out within the Jubilee party, the Head of State, while addressing Akorino annual convention assembly, said that those who are against the Building Bridges Initiative will not stop him from pursuing peace and unity for Kenyans.

That was the awkward moment at Kasarani Stadium, on Sunday, with the President’s extraordinary broadside tirade directed at allies of Deputy President, William Ruto.

It was during the annual Akorino convention council assembly at Kasarani stadium, were in attendance was the President, his deputy, and a host Central Kenya, Members of Parliament. And, in his unusual characteristic, while addressing the gathering, the President went overboard expressing his frustrations and anger towards Members of Parliament from his backyard who are politicking at the expense of development.

Deputy President, William Ruto, who was present looked on stoically as the President angrily berated his Deputy’s faction. He accused the group of taking him for granted mistaking his silence for cowardice and acting as if he owed them his Office.

And, it seems as if he was directing his anger particularly at Parliamentarians from the wider Mt. Kenya region, who rode to political office on his coattails but abandoned him in his final term to join the well-oiled Ruto campaign caravan.

The President must be painfully aware that it is not just the elected leaders in his backyard he has lost but probably the people as well. And, it must be deeply frustrating for the President to lose his base, and, he probably has no option but to go out in aggressive political tours if he intends to regain it.

Although he hinted that he would soon embark on political visits to Central Kenya, previous visits intended to sell the Building Bridges Initiative in the company of Raila Odinga have been shelved, probably sensing the latent hostility. He might also recall that the last time he launched a tirade against Ruto’s Central Kenya Parliamentarians, the slurs he delivered were swiftly appropriated by Deputy President’s campaign outfit and turned around to depict as insults directed at his followers.

But, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s stern warning to Central Kenya leaders undermining his authority that he will hit back “at the right time” has elicited mixed reactions…….of which it came a bit too late.

According to Mt. Kenya, Members of Parliament, who supports Deputy President Ruto’s to succeed President Uhuru, say they have no problem with the Head of State, but that he has isolated himself from them. To them, a particularly thorny issue is the President’s “handshake” with Orange Democratic Movement, leader, Raila Odinga, which implications they say they don’t understand.

That President Uhuru Kenyatta is grappling with defiance by a section of leaders from his backyard. They have not only refused to heed to his call to stop premature campaigns for the 2022 polls, they are also fighting his war on graft and unity bid through his handshake with Mr. Odinga. He vowed to “remove them”.

But, in a quick rejoinder, States House, has come out strongly to dispel claims of a rift between President Uhuru, and, his Deputy, Ruto, in the wake of the President’s stern warning to lawmakers from Central Kenya that he will hit back at hose undermining his authority.

State House, spokesperson, Kanze Dena, said, that the President speech, which was delivered in Kikuyu language, was an open and clear statement that it was not the time for politics, but, to deliver on the pre-election promises of development.


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