President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to his deputy William Ruto days after the latter told the Head of State not to harm his children.
Speaking in Kiambu County on Monday, August 1, Kenyatta noted that those telling him not to harm their children would have done that if they were in power.
"Those telling me not to kill their children are only telling me not to do what they, themselves would do if they were in my position. That is what they just think about. That's what they would do if they were in power. They are led by the devil. I am led by my God," the Head of State said.
The President also questioned why he would go after Ruto and the UDA brigade yet they had been abusing him for the last three years.
He urged the Kenya Kwanza brigade to focus on selling their manifesto to the electorate in stead of spreading lies.
"Hakuna haja ya kuambia watu nataka kukuua. Si mumenitusi karibu miaka tatu. Kuna mtu amewagusa? Hiyo miaka mitatu si nimekua kwa kiti. Si nilikua na uwezo? Sasa wakati naelekea kupeana serikali na sina uwezo ndo niko na time ya kukutafuta? Uza sera zako na uachane na mimi," Kenyatta stated.
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During a campaign rally in Nandi County, an agitated Ruto told the President to leave him alone if he had opted to support Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
"Nataka nikuambie, wacha kuniletea maneno, wewe sukuma candidate yako bwana kitendawili. Unaniongelea nini? Mr President, stop talking about me, talk about your candidate...Wachana na William Ruto. I supported you when you needed a man to support you."
"If you do not want to support me, leave me alone. With a lot of respect Mr President be a decent Human being, Kuwa muungwana, kuwa na shukurani, sisi ndo tulikusaidia, wacha kujifanya. Sasa wewe umeanza kunithreaten ati sijui utanifanya nini, bora usiue watoto wangu. Mimi na wewe tafadhali tuheshimane," Ruto stated.