Raila using handshake to divide Uhuru, Ruto- MP Robi

Kuria West MP Mathias Robi looks on as Deputy President William Ruto opens a computer laboratory at Kubweye Mixed Secondary in his constituency

Kuria West MP Mathias Robi has joined a list of emboldened supporters of Deputy President William Ruto to throw direct political barbs to President Uhuru Kenyatta over frost relations in Jubilee Party.

In a special interview with Migori News at his home in Mabera center, Robi  said since Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga had a handshake the two have humiliating Ruto and his supporters.

In a strong worded interview, the legislator warned that Kenyatta’s legacy as head of state and smooth end of his term in 2022 will depend on how he continues to treat his deputy.

Robi said if the head of state is keen on finishing his two terms in peace and leave behind a legacy, then the current mistreatment his deputy should be stopped.

“Since Kenyatta and Raila came together for that useless handshake, divisions in the ruling Jubilee Party have grown wider,” Robi aid.

He said Kenyatta as the party leader has failed to create any unity in the Jubilee Party which is said “is already completely dead.”

“If Kenyatta wants to retire and end his two terms in peace and leave behind a legacy before 2022, then he should stop worshipping his handshake with Raila Odinga at our expenses, I sense danger ahead,” Robi said.

He said they as the Kuria community only chose to support Kenyatta because they loved Ruto, a sacrifice which will never be taken for granted.

The legislator said since handshake happened, Jubilee legislators and members who voted and contributed their resources to campaigns they have been sidelined in government with many stalled development in their regions.

“We voted and placed our resources knowing the president and his deputies will work together, right now our sweat is enjoyed by Odinga and his supporters as we don’t even see development to our people,” Robi said.

He said right now it is hard to know who speaks on behalf of Kenya between Raila and Kenyatta while “in parliament, senate and county assemblies jubilee elected leaders are openly divided between Kenyatta and Ruto.”

“We have to be honest, as things are moving on in Jubilee party and the country I see a major break up before long,” he said.

He insisted that the agreement by the Jubilee leadership to support Ruto for presidency after Kenyatta finishes his terms should continue.

The Divide

Ruto’s pointmen led by Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen have been leading the high din in supporting Ruto.

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has also led the voice in Kenyatta backyard in Central Kenya and Kikuyu to publicly support Ruto.

 The leaders have thrown political barbs at Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju who they accuse of kicking them out of the party.

   Current Covid 19 pandemic have prevented an all out brawl.