President Uhuru Kenyatta has told his Deputy Dr William Ruto that his relationship with ODM party leader Raila Odinga is unstoppable.
His message to the DP was issued in a closely guarded meeting between the two leaders on Monday afternoon at State House.
According to People’s Daily, the President is said to have summoned his deputy in the morning, but the meeting did not start until after two hours of Ruto’s arrival at State House, Nairobi, where none of the officials present were willing to confirm the talks.
Sources who spoke to the local daily revealed that the President told Ruto to his face that he has to stop the insubordination as well as frustrating his (Uhuru’s) unity efforts.
“He (Uhuru) told the DP that if he thought he was going to stop him from working with Raila in the unity bid he was daydreaming,” a source was quoted by the local daily.
The revelations come barely a day after President Uhuru, while addressing a gathering in Bahati Nakuru, emphasized that his course to unite the county apparently through the BBI was unstoppable.
The president in a bold declaration said the path of bringing the country together is one of his key plans as he serves his last term and no one will tell him otherwise.
“I will not be stopped in my bid to unite the country. That is the position I have taken moving forward in that direction. I want to ensure Kenyans remain peaceful during and after General Elections every five years,” said Uhuru.
The developments come in the wake of looming tension in the county after Tanga Tanga leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto announced parallel rallies to that led by the ODM leader and his allies.
The Ruto-allies despite announcing earlier that they will be a party to each rally led by the ODM leader made a sudden u-turn after there Naivasha meeting saying they had decided to hold different rallies to reinforce on the already scheduled ones.
A group of MPs sensationally claimed yesterday their colleagues allied to DP Ruto were plotting to impeach President Kenyatta.
Addressing the press at the Parliament Buildings, the 32 legislators from the Kieleweke faction of Jubilee and ODM claimed Ruto allies were out to oust the President because they were unhappy with his Handshake deal with Raila and its resultant Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
The legislators, who included the Leader of Minority in the National Assembly John Mbadi, Minority Whip Junet Mohammed and Kieni MP Kanini Kega, were reacting the Naivasha retreat meeting by Tanga Tanga.
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