President Kenyatta has faulted Deputy President William Ruto for conducting early campaigns and urged him to tone down.
Uhuru, who spoke during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, accused DP Ruto of abandoning the Jubilee agenda midway to focus on the 2022 elections.
“My brother DP Ruto and I were walking together until 2022 came into the picture, and he lost focus, I’m asking you to leave 2022 alone, that will come too, be patient,” Uhuru said.
He likened DP Ruto to a relay runner who dashed in the wrong direction after the baton was handed over to him.
“I was telling Kisii leaders the other day when they visited me, Ruto is like a relay runner who was waiting for the baton to be passed, my brother William has turned his back and is running in the wrong direction,” Uhuru added.
During his speech at the function, DP Ruto was heckled by delegates who demanded he respects the president.
Ruto expressed his reservations against the BBI report and went on to highlight some of the recommendations he does not agree with.
They include the proposal to allow political parties to participate in the process of appointing IEBC commissioners, the creation of an independent office of the Judiciary Ombudsman, and the establishment of a police council headed by a Cabinet Secretary, among others.
The launch was attended by several leaders among them Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetang’ula, and Isaac Ruto.