Elgeyo Marakwet Senator has claimed that the animosity between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto has put Kenya at a huge political and economic risks.
Taking to his official Twitter page on Monday, October 12, the former Senate majority leader said the animosity will hit Kenyans hard saying that investors are already on the wait.
Murkomen added that the UhuRuto fall out is terrible and puts Kenya at a bad economic state at a point when the shilling keeps on falling.
“The President fighting his Deputy isn’t merely a Jubilee political joke. In international business terms that’s called political risk. It’s terrible. Being a nation that has borrowed heavily, the Shilling will keep falling and we shall pay heavily. Investors are already on wait and see state.” Murkomen stated.
President fighting his Deputy isn’t merely a Jubilee political joke. In international business terms that’s called political risk. It’s terrible.Being a nation that has borrowed heavily,the Shilling will keep falling& we shall pay heavily.Investors are already on wait&see state
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) October 12, 2020
The DP’s ambitions for 2022 has put him on a collision cause with his boss President Uhuru, who has over time and again maintained that early campaigns disrupt his development agenda.
This has seen their relationship dwindling everyday and is now characterized by hard-hitting remarks targeted at each other.
The one-time unified national Jubilee party, which was taunted to follow the path of South Africa ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), is now in shambles and the Cabinet deeply divided.
To tame his outgrowing political influence, President Uhuru took an unprecedented move to issue an Executive Order in January last year in a reorganization that gave Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i more powers. This was interpreted as a move to further keep Ruto on the dark.