After being snubbed by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the Madaraka Day celebrations, Deputy President William Ruto has finally spoken out.
Ruto expressed his gratitude in a series of tweets after attending the Madaraka Day celebrations.
“Joined President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyans to mark this beautiful day at Uhuru Gardens,” Ruto tweeted.
“Madaraka Day serves as a reminder that we, the people, are the sole authors of Kenya’s tale; let us write fresh chapters of wealth and abundance for all, particularly ordinary Kenyans,” he added.
During Madaraka Day celebrations, Uhuru shocked the nation after he breached tradition and began addressing the Madaraka day celebrations before his deputy William Ruto spoke.
Ordinarily, protocol dictates that it is the Deputy President who will speak first and in turn welcome the President to address the nation.
That was not the case in the 59th Madaraka Day fete.
After awarding state honours to a list of Kenyans, the President went straight to address the nation.
In his address, Uhuru also stressed the Jubilee administration’s successes, urging Kenyans to ignore naysayers.
Indirectly, the President poked fun at the DP for doubting his development record, saying that his scorecard is unrivaled.
“On April 9, 2013, I became the 4th President of the United States of America. President Kenyatta stated, “Today, 9 years and 2 months later, my administration has constructed and strengthened our social fabric, making Kenya safer, healthier, fairer, and just; a society where justice is our shield and protector.”
The President also rallied support for Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition, and his running mate Martha Karua, Ruto’s primary opponents in the August State House election.