President Uhuru Kenyatta today, Wednesday, 1st June 2022, led the country to mark the 59th Madaraka Day Celebrations at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi.
Seria Leone President Julius Maada Bio among other international notable and executive leaders joined the country to celebrate the event.
However, president Uhuru Kenyatta sparked speculations after he broke the expected protocol to deny his Deputy William Ruto including the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to speak during the celebration.
Uhuru took the podium and only invited the president of Seria Leone to give his speech before he (Uhuru) later proceeded with the speech, raising eyebrows to concerned netizens over the move to deny Ruto and Raila a chance to address the nation.
Leading the criticisms on social media, Gatundu South Member of Parliament and Chama Cha Kazi ( a constituent party in Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance) party leader Moses Kuria, incited that Uhuru is heading to retirement and therefore, Ruto should let him (Uhuru) retire peacefully.
“Dear William Ruto, Kwani ukitaka kufunga shule na yeye” he posted.
This jointly follows another perceived humiliation to DP Ruto after Uhuru failed to invite Ruto for pre-brief session at State House, hours before Madaraka Day Celebrations at Uhuru Gardens.
DP Ruto’s aide lamented that Uhuru neglected his deputy for various crucial state matters that demanded the availability of the second in command.
This has continued to deepen the bruise divorce of the two heads (Uhuru and Ruto) ahead of August election.