Uhuru Kenyatta has spoken publicly for the first time on the ongoing Jubilee purge meant to discipline alleged errant members who do not toe the party line.
The Jubilee Party leader said he would not hesitate to expel whoever was undermining his agenda as he gave a thumbs up to the recent ousting of Deputy President William Ruto’s allies from Senate leadership.
Speaking to NTV on Wednesday, May 27, the head of state said he would not work with anyone who fighting his agenda for Kenyans.
“I want people who are not going to fight the agenda that I have set out there. I want people who will support me. If you feel you are not in tandem to work with my agenda then let me put somebody who is keen and eager to help me fulfill what I promised Kenyans. I am not against or for anybody but if you feel you are not comfortable then I say let me give you free time to engage in whatever you want to engage in..but these positions are very critical to me and the fulfillment of my agenda,” he said.
The president appeared to hit out at Ruto without mentioning his name directly saying he had been “blinded” by his presidential ambitions to the extent he forgot he was elected as his principal assistant.
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“Do not let your ambitions of tomorrow cloud what you must do today. What you do today is what shall determine where you shall be tomorrow. That’s all and it is as basic as that to me,” Uhuru said.
The president insisted his peace deal with ODM leader Raila Odinga which Ruto and his Tanga Tanga team opposed vehemently was there to stay as it was done for the sake of uniting the country.
“It is about trying to end suspicions not create suspicions,” Uhuru said indicating the Building Bridges Initiative was not meant to derail Ruto’s presidential ambitions.
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