Deputy President William Ruto has hit back at ODM leader Raila Odinga and the Azimio La Umoja movement team after being endorsed by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Sagana State Lodge, asking Raila to retire gracefully.
DP who spoke in Kitui, called on the former Prime Minister to stop campaigning and allow him to retire with his dignity after his two-year term in August.
“Stop bothering our President Uhuru Kenyatta. Please, we are asking our competitors to stop trying to use the president; the man we elected who has completed his duty. Stop misusing him to try and campaign for an unpopular project.
“You are abusing the matters of the President of Kenya. We want the President to retire with honour and respect. Do not assign him duties that are unpopular and responsibilities that have no meaning,” DP Ruto was quoted by Citizen Digital.
The second in command further accused the ODM leader of derailing development projects in the country during President Kenyatta’s second term.
He further claimed that Odinga ruined the ruling Jubilee Party adding that the government would have achieved more should have the handshake not happened.