Barely a week after Deputy President William Ruto launched a scathing attack against Raila Odinga, President Uhuru Kenyatta has delved into the political bickering.

The President who was addressing the public during a clean-up exercise at Uhuru market weighed in on the rising political temperatures, urging elected leaders to respect each other and calling for an end to the political contests.

“We have elections every five years. Why can’t we wait for the next elections,” Uhuru said.

“Kenyans want service from those whom they elected. Leaders should respect each other because when it comes to development it is for all of us,” he added.


File image of Raila Odinga with President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 09 March handshake deal (Courtesy)


With 4 years to the 2022 elections, rival camps allied to Raila Odinga and William Ruto emerging and engaging in frequent political bickering.

The latest onslaught against Odinga was launched by DP Ruto last Sunday when he accused Odinga of a plot to kick him out of Jubilee.

Ruto sensationally claimed that Odinga’s real intention is to kick him out of Jubilee “the way they did way back when I was in ODM”.


DP Ruto addressing the public ast weekend during an extensive tour of the Coast region (Twitter)



“The handshake is not a licence for you to bring confusion, propaganda and conmnaship into our party. Ruto said.

Following the remarks, a team of ODM legislators led by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho came out strongly to defend Odinga.

The legislators accused the DP of causing chaos and commotion across the country when launching development projects at a time when the country was enjoying peace and stability following the 09 March handshake.