Uhuru refused to meet me despite invite by bishops - Ruto

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Deputy President William Ruto now claims President Uhuru Kenyatta refused to meet him despite attempts by religious leaders to reconcile them.

Ruto claims a meeting plan being spearheaded by Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit failed to materialize after Uhuru turned down a meeting invite.

"I have tried to meet my boss to have a talk about what is happening. Bishops tried to call us. They came to me and I told them that I am ready any time but they went to Uhuru and he refused. Ask Archbishop Ole Sapit," he told KTN News in an interview on Thursday.

The DP made the remarks when explaining his alleged tiff between him and the president.

Ruto said he, on one occasion, asked the President what transpired between them but the Head of State failed to give an answer.

The DP while explaining the public spat between him and Uhuru said he has faced numerous challenges after falling out with the president.

He took a swipe at the ODM leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua saying they would not have persevered if they were in his position.

He, however, could not divulge finer details of what exactly troubled him.

Ruto said he would not wish to engage Uhuru in a war of words adding that he tried not doing so but the President has been pushing him to the corner.

"Honestly, on a public spat between me and my boss, I regret the matter reaching here where we take on each other publicly. But I have restrained myself so much. If I tell you what I have gone through in the last four years, Raila or Karua would have taken more drastic actions," he said in an interview with KTN.

Source : The Star