President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy Will Ruto will today share a podium for the first time since the Head of State dared the latter to resign if unhappy with government operations.
The two are scheduled to attend the burial of former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae in Kisii County.
Being a funeral, the two may put their differences aside and portray a united front, but with Kenyan politics, nothing is out of reach.
The funeral service will be held at Gusii stadium with over 30,000 people expected to attend.
Last week, the rift between President Kenyatta and DP widened as the Head of State publicly urged his deputy and his allies to resign from the government if unhappy.
According to Uhuru, it is hypocritical to criticize the government yet you are inside it.
“... for a leader to keep employing doublespeak whenever he is addressing Kenyans... on one hand he is saying the government has failed and on the other hand he is saying we as a government has done this and that development,” the president said.
“That is double speak, you can’t be speaking of the failures of a government where you serve while at the same time outlining what you refer to as we have achieved as a government. You better resign,” he opined.
Uhuru told Mt Kenya region that Ruto does not love them claiming that the DP lies to the region and asks people to abuse each other.
Reacting to the president’s remark, Ruto reminded the Head of State that he is the only one who stood with him when he needed a friend.
“Akufaaye kwa dhiki ndio rafiki (a friend in need is a friend indeed)… When Uhuru needed a friend to stand with him, when no one else wanted to support him because of the ICC cases, or because his father was president, or because he came from Mt. Kenya, I was the one who did,” he said.