Kenyan lawmaker Samuel Atandi is the latest to join the list of leaders calling for the resignation of Deputy President William Ruto.
Ruto’s relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta has deteriorated since their re-election, triggering his sidelining from the primary state’s functions and activities.
MP Atandi asked Ruto to follow the example of the first Kenyan Vice President, Oginga Odinga, who stepped down in 1966 following a fallout between him and his boss Jomo Kenyatta.
“The DP has refused to leave government… he should do what Jaramogi Oginga Odinga did when he decided to leave government,” reiterated Atandi.
He slammed the second in command and his allies for lecturing the government while they are part of it. Atandi also laughed off at plans by Ruto to revive the economy when he gets elected in 2022.
“They are forgetting they have this thing called bottom-up approach that they are claiming will take effect after 2022. They should actually be infusing those ideas in government,” he added.
Others who have called for Ruto’s resignation are Jubilee party vice-chairperson David Murathe and MP Gladys Wanga. They have accused the former Agriculture minister of showing disrespect to the President.
Ruto met with his boss face to face during the just concluded Madaraka Day Celebration on June 1.
Prior, they also had met during the annual National Day Celebration to pray for the country.