Deputy President William Ruto now says President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga were deeply angered by his decision to oppose their plans.
The DP says he rubbed the two leaders the wrong way especially when he chose to campaign against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
According to Ruto, BBI was only meant to cater for the interests of a few political players and had nothing tangible for ordinary citizens.
“You know I am competing against them. Right now they are so angry with me. They are accusing me of inciting Kenyans into a class war,” He told residents of Machakos.
“They wanted me to leave them to handle their interests. They were only interested in political positions. Why are we so selfish as leaders?” He posed.
He said those opposed to his presidential bid are not mindful of the needs of the common mwananchi. He accused them of hypocrisy by failing to prioritize issues affecting ordinary citizens.
At the same time, Ruto says he has a better development track record compared to those seeking the country’s presidency. He said Raila and the One Kenya Alliance principals are campaigning on false development platforms.
“The competition to lead Kenya is not a beauty contest. It has everything to do with work done. What did Raila do as Prime Minister and what did Kalonzo do as Vice President? They have nothing to show.” He charged
As Deputy President, Ruto argues that he helped Jubilee carry out major development projects in the country.