Deputy President William Ruto has reacted to The Standard newspaper headline describing him as a spectator in the Jubilee administration.
The publication noted that DP Ruto has been sidelined from the government he formed with President Kenyatta and has been reduced to hosting tea parties at his Karen home.
“For months, he dismissed reports that he was a stranger in government but now Deputy President William Ruto generously shares his frustrations on social media and at tea parties at his residence,” The Standard says in the front-page article.
Ruto through Twitter on Thursday laughed off the headline, saying he is happy to be a spectator in government since he will not be accused of stealing Covid-19 funds.
“At least for once it won’t be possible to be blamed for what someone said, “started in Wuhan as a virus, landed in Italy as a pandemic and now in Kenya as a multi-billion-shilling corruption enterprise”. Wacha niendelee kama spectator. ISORAIT,” DP Ruto wrote.
Earlier this week, Ruto blasted the government over the arrest of three senators who were opposed to the contentious state-backed revenue sharing formula.
“The bipartisan Senate Committee to build WIN-WIN consensus is great wisdom and leadership. The abuse of police & criminal justice to bully citizens, threaten & intimidate leaders and now blackmail senate is WRONG.VERY WRONG. It’s NOT the reason millions woke up early to vote for us,” Ruto tweeted following the arrest of Senators Cleopas Malala (Kakamega), Christopher Lang’at (Bomet) and Stephen Lelegwe (Samburu) on Monday.