Deputy President Wiliam Ruto has blasted the Jubilee Party after failing to field candidates in three key by-elections. 

On Wednesday, Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju announced that the party would not take part in the Matunga and Kabuchai parliamentary by-elections and the Machakos senatorial race.

However, speaking on Friday, Ruto blasted the move terming it as shameful. 

Ruto, who was in Bomet, stated that meetings on failing to field candidates are aimed at splitting the party.

"To the point that the party cannot field a candidate for any by-election. Is that not a shame. We will not retreat. We will not surrender," said Ruto.

He further hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta after proposing the rotational presidency plan. 

"We are not interested in leadership arrived at through a lottery... we want leaders to be selected based on their vision and manifesto."

The DP also called out BBI proponents stating that they don't know the priorities of Kenyans. 

He reiterated that he would continue with his hustler narrative, adding 'every hustle counts'.

"We will not buy your threats... saying you will bring DCI, KRA, EACC... We will not go back. Kenya belongs to everyone, and work is work," he said.

He was accompanied by Bomet Senator Christoper Langat, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen among others.