Deputy President William Ruto has responded to allegations that he has abandoned his work as the principal assistant to the president, focusing on other issues that do not fall under his docket.

Speaking at his Karen residence, DP Ruto noted that he has not absconded duty, adding that he has accomplished all duties given to him by his boss.

The DP hit out at his critics, noting that only his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta can question his performance.

“No work has been given to me and I failed to execute… My boss has not complained about my performance, who are they to complain about my work? Who made them my supervisors?” he posed.

According to the DP, those supervising his work should quit doing so and focus on their businesses, as he does not report to them.

Uhuru’s allies accuse Ruto of absconding duty

The debate on the DP absconding his duties has been around for quite some time, but climaxed on Monday when he snubbed the Covid-19 conference led by President Kenyatta.

Following his absence, a section of leaders allied to the President claimed that he was enjoying his salary but not performing duties assigned to him.

Over the past few months, he DP has been hosting delegations at his Karen residence and empowering them (mostly unemployed youth and women) with necessary equipment to help them earn a living.

The latest delegation was a group of women from Nairobi led by Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga and former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru.