“Ni Rais wangu” – Uhuru says he is ready to meet and talk with Ruto

In case President William Ruto extends an invitation, former President Uhuru Kenyatta has stated that he is willing to meet with him.

In a media appearance on Monday, Uhuru made a suggestion that he was prepared to put his differences with his successor—differences that stem from their handshake with ODM leader Raila Odinga—behind him.

“On President Ruto, I can’t invite myself to talk with him but if he reaches to me he is my Prezzo (President) and I will go,” Uhuru said.

He hinted that the meeting would grant him an opportunity to offer counsel to Ruto who is currently facing a backlash from the opposition over high taxation and cost of living.

Uhuru said he used to seek such counsel from his predecessors.

“I went to Moi and Kibaki to seek advice,” Uhuru said.

In an interview with Media Editors on Monday, Uhuru cautioned Ruto against misusing his powers.

The former President added that he had fulfilled his mandate and handed over power even though he did not support his then-deputy.

“My advice to President Ruto is that power is fleeting and temporary, do the best for the country. It is your work to run the country, not me even if I did not support you,” he said.

“I did my best and handed over power when my term ended.”

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