Friday September 20, 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has told those criticising President Uhuru Kenyatta for endorsing former footballer McDonald Mariga for the Kibra seat to go to hell.
In a tweet, Ruto said that the handshake was never meant to kill democracy.
He noted that those who have been faulting President Kenyatta for endorsing a Jubilee candidate for the by-election are misguided.
“The handshake was never meant to kill parties or replace competitive multi-party democracy. Those ranting about our party leader endorsing our party candidate should give us a break. So it’s right for all others to endorse theirs and wrong for Jubilee? Fisi angojea mkono ya mtu story,” he said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta assured Mariga of his support when he met him at State House.
"The President wished Mariga, who was accompanied by Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, success in the contest and assured him of his full backing,” stated State House.
The move didn’t augur well with some of the leaders allied to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Leader Raila Odinga.
The Kenyan DAILY POST