US-based Kenyan lawyer Prof. Makau Mutua has urged Deputy President William Ruto to resign, saying it is clear he had fallen out with President Uhuru.
Mutua, through Twitter, likened the fallout between Uhuru and Ruto to that of founding President Jomo Kenyatta and his vice-president Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, where the latter decided to resign.
Prof. Mutua cited the Saturday’s claims by Ruto that the ‘system’ was out to bring him down over his bid for the presidency in 2022.
"It’s clear William Ruto is at war with Uhuru Kenyatta. Otherwise, how can you accuse your boss of destroying you? It’s time to resign. That’s what Oginga Odinga did under Mzee Kenyatta," Mutua wrote on Twitter.
Speaking on Saturday during the burial of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei, a police officer attached to his office, Ruto said the killing of the deceased was part of the plot to intimidate and frustrate him.
“It is evident that there are people who want to paint me evil and frustrate me politically. The plan has already been laid. The DCI should do his work of investigating as a police officer. He should not delve in politics,” said Ruto, adding that he was ready to die.
“If they are after my political bid, let them come after me. Not people like this young man (Kenei) whom they dragged into the fraudulent deal and later ended his life."
In a post on Twitter on Saturday, Ruto noted: The DCI has been mobilised, for political reasons, to discredit & destroy my office with all manner NONSENSE and to bring me down. Those in this scheme are boasting that I will not be there soon. Since the system cannot elect anybody, they can only kill. But there is GOD in heaven.”