Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter
Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has publicly asked for forgiveness from President Uhuru Kenyatta following a historic political row between the two leaders.
At a national prayer breakfast in Nairobi on Thursday May 26, Ruto admitted he may have fallen out with his boss Kenyatta, which made it difficult for the government to keep up with its promise to Kenyans.
“I also know that as Deputy President, I may not have lived up to my boss’s expectations. His Excellency the President, my good friend. I plead for forgiveness,” Ruto said.
“I have also been hurt by many people and on this prayer breakfast, I forgive everybody, I want us to go into this election free of the debt of hurt.”
President Kenyatta, on the other hand, said he wants to retire peacefully – as per DP William Ruto’s prayer – when his term ends in August.
“I do hope the prayers of Ruto come true. I am looking forward to a lot of peace and enjoyment in the years to come,” President Kenyatta said.
In the past, religious leaders have called for reconciliation between Kenyatta and Ruto, saying unity among the leaders is important as Kenya enters the campaign period.
Deputy President William Ruto has been tipped to succeed his boss President Kenyatta but faces a tough opponent in Raila Odinga who is being supported by the incumbent for the 9th August general election.