Deputy President William Ruto on Friday, October 9 dismissed reports that a section of members of cabinet dared him to resign during a tense cabinet meeting on Thursday, October 8.
Daily Nation reported on Friday that during the meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the DP was put on the spot over polarising premature campaigns witnessed over the recent weeks.
According to the local daily, some CSs bashed the DP over what they termed as divisive campaigns in which the second in command and his Tanga Tanga allies are on record demonizing their colleagues in government.
The tense meeting reportedly marked “a drawing of red line” over the DP and his allies “rebellious” activities across the country.
The DP reportedly differed with the CSs stating his missions across the country are all about empowering youth and women groups and not politicking.
DP Ruto reacted to the reports in a rare midnight tweet on social media, laughing off the claims, and deeming them false.
Cabinet Secretaries challenging who?? To do what??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Hii itumiwe kufunga matumbo na mara!!!! pic.twitter.com/VOj0R7X44j
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 8, 2020
“Cabinet Secretaries challenging who?? To do what??? Hii itumiwe kufunga matumbo na mara (This paper should be used to wrap intestines and other pieces of meat) !!!!” Ruto tweeted hilariously.
During the Thursday meeting, the cabinet approved stringent measures proposed by the National Security Advisory Council aimed at taming growing political tension ahead of the 2022 General Elections.
The Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua-led committee announced the measures after two people were killed in Murang’a county on Sunday when two groups clashed moments before the DP arrived in Kenol town for a church fundraiser function.
The DP’s camp was first to witness the effect of the security measures as police in Nyamira county on Thursday stormed and disrupted two events that Ruto was scheduled to attend.
DP Ruto was to lead a fundraiser for Boda Boda riders, members of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church and women groups in the county.
He was forced to cancel the events after it became clear that the police were not going to allow him to go on with the meetings.
“After consultations with MPs Kemosi, Mose,Nyamoko, the bodaboda sacco and church leadership who had invited us, we have postponed the two functions in Nyamira County to Thursday next week, ” announced Ruto.