President-elect William Ruto claims to have spoken with President Uhuru Kenyatta for the first time. Ruto claims that they talked about the August 9 elections and the transfer of power.
“I spoke on the phone with President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is my boss On September 7, Ruto tweeted, “We discussed the recently finished General Election and the transition as intended by our democratic heritage and practice.
Two days prior, the president-elect said he had not spoken to Kenyatta but didn’t hold it against him for supporting Raila Odinga and breaking their political agreement. President Uhuru Kenyatta made a vow to ensure that Ruto would succeed him after his second term ended before the 2013 election.
But following the 2017 election, he changed his mind and began working with the.
The handshake, which took place on March 9 and is frequently referred to as, has drawn criticism, particularly after its offshoot, the Building Bridges Initiative, was rejected by Kenyan courts.
“I will soon call President Uhuru Kenyatta, a good friend of mine. I haven’t spoken to him in months, but I will give him a call soon so that we can discuss the transition process, the president remarked on Monday.
Ruto claimed that he had not placed any conditions on Uhuru and that he recognized the president’s right to support anybody he pleased.
“I did not impose any requirements on Uhuru Kenyatta before I selected him. I don’t mind at all that he did that.
On Monday, the Supreme Court denied a petition that contested Ruto’s election as president-elect.
Later that day, in a televised speech, the president expressed his appreciation for the court’s ruling while also exhorting the populace to develop a practice of “constantly opposing judgments by institutions.”
The fact that he failed to congratulate his deputy after the court victory and when he was originally named the president-elect was also noted by observers.