Religious leaders now want President Kenyatta and his Deputy, Dr. William Ruto to settle their differences ahead of the August 9th elections.
Speaking during a consultative meeting of interdenominational religious leaders in Kitale, they said the raging war of words publicly by the two leaders will fuel chaos and tension in the country.
They further appealed to the country’s top political leaders to forgive each other and work together for the sake of the citizens.
The clergy has called upon other religious leaders in the country to start a reconciliation process between the two so as to avoid a repeat of the 2007 general elections.
The call for a truce comes days after President Kenyatta’s speech at the Labour day celebrations, where he blamed DP Ruto for absconding duty, inciting Kenyans against the government and refusing to pave way for a replacement.
“Instead of helping me find solutions to issues affecting our people, you are out there in the markets hurling insults and you call yourself a leader, yet you claim that you hold a senior leadership position,” Kenyatta said.
The country’s second in command, on the other hand, said it is only Kenyans who can assess his work, adding that between 2013 and 2017, the Jubilee Government invested heavily in water, electricity, education, health, agriculture among other sectors that transformed many lives.
Dr. Ruto asked ODM Leader Raila Odinga to take responsibility for engaging actively engaging in the collapse of the Big Four agenda.
“I feel your pain. Those you assigned my responsibilities and ‘project’ mzee have let you down miserably,” Ruto said.”