It was discovered that DP William Ruto had written to Catholic bishops in the middle of last month, confirming his discovery of the compromise discussed by the clergy and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In a letter sent on September 16, just one day after the Conference of Catholic Bishops offered to reconcile him with his boss, Ruto said he had “nothing” against Liberty.
“I have supported him unconditionally and I respect his mandate as head of state and government. I have had the privilege and honor of serving as Vice President for nine years, many of which have been tried and fulfilled, ”reads the letter.
The DP said he respected the president’s decision to reshuffle his administration as “which he deems most appropriate for better reflection of his vision and the implementation of the government’s plan.”
The bishops claimed that Ruto and Uhuru had thwarted their attempt to reconcile them, saying that they had not yet responded to their invitation to negotiate.
Speaking on Saturday after the National Day of Prayer at the Subukia Hall, the bishops said they hoped the president and his deputy would honor their invitation.
“The invitation is still valid. Even today, we prayed that the invitation would be fulfilled, ”Archbishop Nyeri Anthony Muheria said on Saturday.
The clerics had proposed on September 15 to intervene and end the war of words between Uhuru and Ruto for the stability of the country.
They warned that the strained relationship between Ruto and Uhuru posed a threat to the country’s stability, especially as Kenyans approach the general election in 2022.
“We are deeply concerned that if a clear disagreement between the president and the DP is supported by their supporters, the huge impact it could cause across the country would be very serious to consider,” he said. Conference of Catholic Bishops Kenya in a statement. Tamko.
But after the bishops’ remarks, the DP issued the letter to the clergy and sent a short text message: “nothing is far from the truth”.
DP critics have accused him of insulting the president and of continuing to criticize the government he serves.
Ruto, who accused Uhuru of plotting to shake hands with Raila Odinga to push for a constitutional change in power-sharing, said political leaders and the presidency had a responsibility to serve Kenyans.
“Having said that, I want you, the Most Rev. Bishop, to know that I am ready, ready to participate, unconditionally, in any council that you deem necessary to address these issues,” the DP said.
Ruto highlighted some of his concerns about the direction the country is heading, saying political leaders should strive to ensure that their actions and decisions do not damage humanity or attack human dignity.
“Kenya faces challenges, many of which threaten the well-being of individuals as well as the sustainability of national cohesion and stability,” he said.
“It is our responsibility to mobilize all efforts to resolve these issues and to ensure that government policy respects the freedom, dignity and humanity of Kenyans in word and deed.
The DP cited pressure from the president and Raila to make constitutional amendments, the state of affairs, political intolerance and delays in election laws as some of the problems that threaten the country’s stability.
While agreeing that the presidency – which he said was part of it – should defend national unity and work for the betterment of Kenyans, Ruto said he was saddened that the path they had chosen with Independence in 2013 was gone.
“It is also for this reason that I humbly thank your concern for the state of my relationship with the President in a state of peace and stability in the country,” he said in the letter.
The DP opposed what he called the return of political intolerance targeting his team, which appears to be a blessing to security officials.
The police, he noted, did not help as they closed their eyes to remove cases of political intolerance.
“I regret to take part in an investigation which shows that for some time intolerance has led to violence,” he said.
In Naromoru (Nyeri), Kisii, Taita Taveta and Kenol (Murang’a), violent attacks were carried out, unhindered by heavy security by proposing unacceptable compromises.