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President Uhuru Kenyatta has indicated that he might not support his deputy William Ruto when his second term expires next year.

President Kenyatta in another veiled attack at the DP claimed Ruto has not given him ample time to deliver and instead is concentrating more on 2022 elections than delivering the promises they made to the electorate during their campaigns.

“Ask your guy why he can’t allow me to do my work and keeps coming back for the baton, instead of waiting for his turn,” said President Uhuru to a parked crowd in Sagana on Saturday. .

The President is on a charm offensive in his political backyard that has been slowly gravitating towards his deputy.

He made the remarks when he met more than 5000 delegates from Mount Kenya region.

In what appears that he might not back not only his deputy for the top seat or anybody, the President said he is only indebted to the millions of Kenyans.

“Some people keep saying I made a promise to them. No, I only have a promise and covenant with the people of Kenya,” said an extatic President Kenyatta.

He went on: “That is the promise I am implementing. Ask your guy why he can’t allow me to do my work and keeps coming back for the baton, instead of waiting for his turn.”

The two leaders campaigned on a platform of Uhuru serving two terms and supporting DP for another two terms.

However, President Kenyatta’s statement on Saturday appears to be in sharp contradiction  from his Friday’s statement when he hinted to be reinforcing his 2013 commitment of backing Ruto.

On Friday, President Kenyatta had told the Ward representatives from the Mount Kenya region that he has never said he will not support his deputy.

“I have never said I will not support William Ruto; why do you keep insulting me? Yes, I said kumi kumi, yangu kumi iliisha lini? (I said 10-10, but when did my 10 years end?). I have been busy with work, doing what you asked me to do. The rest have been making noise.”

The President has been in Sagana since Friday meeting various stakeholders as he drum support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

He is expected to wind up his tour on Sunday.

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