Deputy President William Ruto has once again launched a scathing attack on President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The DP now claims that the Head of State spent his last four years in office terrorizing those who he once shared a vision with.
Speaking during the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) National Delegates Conference on March 15, Ruto said narrated how the president abandoned their 2013 vision despite having put up a strong foundation in his first term in office.
According to Ruto, in the first term, the Jubilee government built 700 kilometre standard gauge railway, 10, 000 kilometres of tarmac road and connected six million households to electricity.
In addition, the DP said the government also built 150 technical training colleges across the country.
“The next phase of our transformation was going to be the Big Four Agenda which would leverage these foundation undertaking to ensure the economic and social rights of Kenyans are actualized by creating jobs for millions of young Kenyans,” said Ruto.
He said there was also an agenda to increase food production, and lower the cost of living, and increasing money in the pockets of farmers, comprehensive universal health program.
However, the DP claimed that from 2017, the party backpedaled on its foundation commitment including the founding covenants.
“The party rejected national inclusive issue-based transformative leadership, and embraced parochial, ethnic, divisive and retrogressive politics,” said the DP.
He claimed the President privatized governance and weaponized public policy and institutions, and pursued personal politics of congregating an entitled few to express their individual wishes as community interests.
In the first term, Ruto claimed that they made exceptional progress in the way to transformation, but all these were reduced to personality politics and weaponization of public offices to intimidate, harass and persecute Kenyans.
“Many large enterprises were destroyed, many business owners harassed, many leaders subjected to humiliation, intimidation, and blackmail, because their only crime was to hold contrary opinions to those holding state power,” said Ruto.
Vandalization of the constitution to accommodate ethnic arrangements.
The Big Four agenda was abandoned, and flagship projects left at the mercies of state capture.
Leaders were hounded, threatened, and persecuted.
He claimed the president told him that he needed space to work on his legacy, and he obliged, stepping away from the government he participated in forming.
He claimed that he has spent the time meeting wananchi and listening to their needs.