Ruto Answers Back Critics Over Absconding Duty Claims

Deputy President William Ruto has answered back his critics after complaining about his absence in the recent Covid-19 conference cDeputy haired by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking on Wednesday at his Karen home during a women empowerment function, Ruto rubbished the claims, saying he had never failed to execute his duties as the principal assistant to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

While observing that he knows his work and that his boss Uhuru Kenyatta has never complained about his performance, Ruto reminded his critics to mind their own business, saying none of them has the mandate of supervising him on whether he has served diligently or failed in his mandates.

William Ruto together with other leaders at a women empowerment function in Karen on Wednesday, September 20. Photo/Courtesy

“No work has been given to me and I failed to execute…you should mind your own business since none of you has the mandate of supervising me,” he communicated.

He was speaking when he met a delegation of women in business, led by nominated Senator Millicent Omanga and former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru.

Other leaders who were present at the function included; Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, MPs Nixon Korir (Lang’ata), John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Benjamin Gathiru (Embakasi Central), James Gakuya (Embakasi North), George Theuri (Embakasi West), Johana Ng’eno (Emurua Dikirr), Justus Murunga (Matungu) John Muchiri (Manyatta), Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East) and Dan Wanyama (Webuye West).

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Ruto’s retaliatory remarks come just a day after Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu hit out hard on him over missing the recent COVID-19 conference president over by President Uhuru.

Speaking during an interview with citizen Tvs NewsNight, Wambugu accused Ruto of clearly sabotaging President Uhuru Kenyatta adding that he had decided to abandon the head of state and concentrate on his 2022 campaigns using government resources.

“Why is he using government resources as the Deputy President and then refusing to take responsibility for what the government is doing including the mistakes it makes?” posed Ngunjiri Wambugu.

He added that his absence from KICC clearly showed that he had officially decided to leave the government and that the Deputy President’s seat was currently vacant.

“I think that picture tells me, and not just me, it tells a lot of Kenyans that the Deputy President’s position is vacant…” he added.

His remarks were however thwarted by Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot who expressed his joy over Ruto’s decision to skip the function.

According to the senator, it was inappropriate for Ruto to attend the function when he had not been engaged in the other 12 meetings which the government had earlier on conducted.

“If you didn’t value him during the response meetings you earlier held with governors and other stakeholders, then why are you furious when he fails to attend this? he posed.

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