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Ruto responds to his leaked audio over Uhuru

Monday, July 4th, 2022 13:30 | By
William Ruto during a campaign trail in Tigania, Meru County on Sunday, July 3, 2022. PHOTO/DP/Twitter

Deputy President William Ruto has revealed how he worked hard to ensure that President Uhuru Kenyatta got re-elected in the 2017 general election.

While responding to leaked audio where he talked about a time when he almost slapped the President, Ruto said he did not want Uhuru to lose the presidency to then NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

"Even if I forced Uhuru Kenyatta to be President, is there a problem? Azimio supporters should stop this nonsense.

"They are spreading a recording saying that Ruto forced Uhuru to be president. If you were me, would you have accepted Uhuru to abandon us with the way we had pushed him?" Ruto posed during a political rally in Central Imenti, Meru County on Monday, July 4.

He added: "I used to wake up, hold three campaigns before the President woke up because he was my friend and there is no way I would let Raila take that seat away from him."

Ruto's leaked audio

In the leaked audio, Ruto is heard saying Uhuru wanted to abandon the presidency after Supreme Court nullified the results of the August 8, 2017, presidential election.

"When I arrived at State House, he told me he was no longer interested. He wanted to go to Ichaweri. It's only that I respected him as President, otherwise I would have slapped him," Ruto is heard saying in undated audio.

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