If you’re men enough, come and face me – DP Ruto dares his rivals


If you're men enough, come and face me - DP Ruto dares his rivals
File image of Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO| COURTESY

Deputy President William Ruto is now warning that he will soon name and shame civil servants in government he says are being used to undermine his office.

Speaking in Meru, Ruto said Governors, Senators, Members of Parliament and Members of County Assembly were being blackmailed because of their political choices.

He noted that if some people were uncomfortable with leaders associating with him, they should “come forward and face me instead of hiding behind some shadows”.

“I have no apologies to make to anybody. And I want to tell those public officers using those offices that soon and very soon we will call them out. They must stop the nonsense they are engaged in of making telephone calls to leaders blackmailing people left right and centre.

“If they are men enough let them come forward and face me. let them not hide behind shadows and telephone calls,” said Ruto.

The deputy president cautioned public servants against being used to perpetuate certain political agendas.

He asked them to serve Kenyans in accordance with the law rather than blackmailing and intimidating others to achieve political ends.

“Leaders in Kenya today are being treated to intimidation, blackmail, threats, that they will be taken to this or that court because of their political affiliation. When did Kenya sink that low to try and use the criminal justice system to perpetuate a certain political agenda or narrative,” he said.

This was the second day in a row that Ruto was coming out guns blazing against government officers he claims are being used to politically undermine him.

On Saturday, speaking at the burial of his late security guard Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei, Ruto claimed the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti was being used to undermine his office.

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