President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto’s animosity toward one another has taken a terrible turn.
This comes after Uhuru, who wants to succeed him in August, accused Ruto of being an expert at peddling lies.
In the majority of his political rallies, Ruto has criticized his boss for supporting Raila Odinga, a fierce competitor of William Ruto in the August 9 presidential election.
The DP claimed credit for the Jubilee government’s successes during the presidential debate on Tuesday while holding his boss accountable for the latter’s failings.
For instance, Ruto claimed that while the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) was a good idea, State capture had turned it into a grandiose undertaking that provided little benefit to the general public.
He further charged Uhuru with abandoning the original proposal to develop an industrial city in Naivasha in favor of an inland container depot for personal gain.
Speaking in Nakuru, Uhuru cautioned Kenyans not to believe anything they hear from Ruto because it is a lie.
The second-in-command was a member of the Executive team that approved the construction of the SGR and even established operation procedure, according to the departing Head of State.
Uhuru charged that the deputy president had broken his pledges to the coastal population.
He claimed he does not dislike Ruto, but he does hate people who tell lies.
“I have been with my friend, William Ruto and I love him. I don’t despise him. I don’t hate anyone but I hate a liar,” President Uhuru said.