Former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has called out President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto for what he termed as reneging on their promise to Kenya.
Kiunjuri, who is the leader of The Service Party, claimed the two have failed to live up to their pledge that the country would never again experience bloodshed over politics and elections.
Kiunjuri accused Uhuru and DP Ruto of turning their supporters against each other, which could plunge the country into chaos akin to the 2007/08 post-election violence.
“The pledge the duo gave Kenyans was that they would bring to end bloodshed and post-election war. Today, both of them, have deserted that position. Why?” Kiunjuri posed.
“If you look at Uhuru Kenyatta’s side, there are people waking up every day to only abuse the DP as if they are on payroll to spew insults. If you look at DP Ruto’s corner, there are people, whom you’d think are on a payroll, with their job description being: ‘abuse Uhuru Kenyatta’. They have now gone to the extent of abusing Mama Ngina Kenyatta,” he added.
Addressing mourners at the funeral of his sister-in-law Anne Wairimu in Kieni, Nyeri County on Friday, Kiunjuri also took a dig at ODM leader Raila Odinga, saying he has no moral authority to lecture people about respect for President Kenyatta.
He said Odinga failed to reprimand his allies when they were insulting President Kenyatta prior to the March 9th, 2018 handshake.
He asked the three leaders—Uhuru, Ruto, and Odinga—to apologize to Kenyans and lower the current political temperatures in the country.
Kiunjuri was fired from the Cabinet by President Kenyatta early this year.