Deputy President William Ruto has laughed off reports that a section of members of cabinet dared him to resign during a tense cabinet meeting on Thursday.
According to the Daily Nation on Friday, the DP was put on the defense over polarizing premature campaigns witnessed over the recent past.
As reported by the local daily, some Cabinet Secretaries scolded the Deputy Head of State over what they termed as divisive campaigns in which his Tanga Tanga allies are on record demonizing their colleagues in government.
The tense meeting reportedly marked “a drawing of red line” over the DP and his allies “rebellious” activities across the country. Ruto reportedly disagreed with the CSs saying his missions across the country are all about empowering youth and women groups and not politicking.
But reacting to the reports on social media, the DP laughed off the claims, alluding that they were false.
“Cabinet Secretaries challenging who?? To do what??? Hii itumiwe kufunga matumbo na mara!!!!” Ruto tweeted.
During the yesterday meeting, the cabinet approved stringent measures proposed by the National Security Advisory Council aimed at taming growing political tension ahead of the 2022 General Election.
The Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua-led committee announced the measures after two people were killed in Murang’a County on Sunday after two groups clashed moments before the DP arrived in Kenol town for a church fundraiser function.