United Democratic Alliance Presidential candidate William Samoei Ruto has said that President Uhuru Kenyatta has changed his mind and might consider handing over the power to him.
Speaking in Eldoret on Monday 1st August, Ruto was referring to the President’s yesterday’s speech during the commissioning of the Expressway as a ray of hope.
Ruto confidently said that he would be declared the winner in the forthcoming August 9th elections and the president said he would hand over the power to the winner.
“You all heard him yesterday (Sunday), didn’t you? Previously, he stated that he would never hand over power to William Ruto, but he said that will hand over power to whoever will win the election,”
Ruto sarcastically praised the president for being the champion of democracy and later said that would send the Azimio flagbearer Raila Odinga and President Uhuru home together.
“I also heard you say that whoever will lose, you will go home along with him. Now prepare yourself and put your kitendawili baggage on a wheelbarrow and take him home,” he said.
The Deputy President was responding to the President after he distanced himself from rumors that he was planning to execute his Deputy and all politicians allied with him.
“You have insulted me for close to three years, has anyone touched you? I was in office for those three years and did I not have the capability? Now that I want to hand over the government and I have limited powers, do you think I have time to look for you?” the President said.
The Kenya Kwanza leader also condemned the closure of Bukhungu Stadium terming it as a political immaturity on the Azimio side.
Ruto further said the Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his team are welcome to tour his backyard as they want.
“You (Raila) are scared that if we go to Nyanza, your people will buy into our policies and manifesto. I want to assure the people of that region that we will not leave them out of government.
“It is unfortunate that we can not go to Nyanza but for us to show the folly of violence, we welcome Raila here so that he can carry the shame of him not allowing opponents in his backyard,” Ruto conluded.