Garissa Township MP Aden Duale is calling for a truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
Duale, the former National Assembly Majority Leader said that the duo should reconcile their political differences for the sake of the country.
While on a tour of his constituency, Duale said that sharp differences between the two leaders is slowly affecting the running of government, especially effective delivery of service to citizens.
The lawmaker further opined that the two have been friends and there is no reason why they cannot close ranks.
“I want to plead with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto to sit down as gentlemen and sort out your differences once and for all for the sake of Kenya and the future of our great country. Above all, you are friends,” said Duale.
Duale, who was dethroned from majority leader position amid questions to his loyalty to the head of state, argued that when the two leaders decided to collapse their parties (URP and TNA) to form Jubilee in 2013, both were facing criminal charges in The Hague.
And now Duale wants Uhuru and Ruto to cast their minds back to this past and endeavor to work together again.
“By the grace of God we overcome the case and more than eight million Kenyans voted for us enabling us to form government. What I have seen is that we in Jubilee have failed to thank God for all these. We have become stubborn and brought instability in the country, ” said Duale.
According to Duale it is ‘very unfortunate and sad’ that the differences between the two leaders are causing a lot of division within the ruling party for the past two years.
On Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta dared his deputy to quit his position in government ‘if he is dissatisfied with it’.
The president made the remarks in Uthuru, while commissioning a healthcare centre.
President Kenyatta wondered why some people in his administration criticized the government yet they are still serving in it.
“You can’t say on the one hand that the government is bad, and on the other that ‘We work as a government. Which government? How many governments do you know in Kenya? Isn’t it one?” A visibly displeased President Kenyatta said.