“Nobody Can Slap The President” Ruto Comes Clean On Nearly Slapping Uhuru For Giving Up

KEY POINTS

  • Ruto cleared the air about the slap issue noting that he said that just as a figure of speech.
  • He insisted that he would have not let Uhuru give up after the hard work they had put him to ensure that he clinches victory

Deputy president William Ruto has denied claims that he almost slapped president Uhuru Kenyatta while at the statehouse after the nullification of the August 2017 presidential results.

Speaking in an interview with KTN at Serena Hotel, Ruto cleared the air about the slap issue noting that he said that just as a figure of speech.

According to him, Uhuru was giving up and wanted to go to his village home in Ichaweri after the Supreme court nullified their victory.

“Honestly, that is figurative speech, Nobody can slap the president, you sincerely think you can slap the president that is a figure of speech. The point I was trying to make to this audience was the president was almost giving up,  I told him, my friend you are not about to do anything silly like that and so I mean that is what a genuine friend is all about, when your friend is about to give up, you must be there to support them, encourage them you must be there to tell them not to make the wrong decisions,” Ruto said.

He reiterated  the Proverbs 27:6 verse that his allies and supporters have been using to defend him, since the near slapping Uhuru audio was leaked.

“Many people have even quoted the Bible. They are saying, a slap from a friend is actually better from a kiss from an enemy,” the presidential hopeful said.

He further denied claims of airing their dirty linen to the public, noting that he was only speaking to a small group of people.

“I was speaking to a very small audience, whoever leaked that. The point was made to those people. I was just explaining to them how Uhuru is my friend. If I was just another role of the meal character, I would have told him, ’Yeah, I think we should just give up and go away,” Ruto said.

He insisted that he would have not let Uhuru give up after the hard work they had put in him to ensure that he clinches victory.

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