Deputy President William Ruto has praised President Uhuru Kenyatta as the best President Kenyans have had so far since independence.
Speaking to Kenyans at State House, Nairobi, during the Madaraka Day commemorations on Monday, June 1, Ruto acknowledged that the President was facing a difficult time in his leadership, especially the Covid-19 pandemic.
The DP further noted that his boss was so far the best among all other three presidents, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki in decision making.
Ruto also noted that Kenyatta’s government was steering Kenyans well through the pandemic by seeing that extraordinary measures such as curfew and cessation of movement are imposed to combat the contagious disease.
Ruto encouraged the President and his administration to stand firm and continue serving Kenyans, reminding him that every generation and government in the past have been faced by challenges that call for them to make tough decisions.
He, however, acknowledged that no government has experienced the kind of challenge the Covid-19 pandemic had caused.
According to the DP, today’s celebrations were unique as churches and schools have been closed. Million of Kenyans are jobless, and businesses have been affected.
Ruto recalled how his daughter told him to sanitize as he was trying to greet her on arriving home and said that indeed, things are abnormal.
He also commended Kenyans for their unprecedented response to the health crisis. He noted that millions of Kenyans are wearing masks, washing hands regularly, and are social distancing.
The leader further mentioned that the pandemic has made every human being realize their inadequacy and what God can do.
He also assured the President that Kenyans are praying for him, his government, and the nation at large and hopeful that very soon, under his leadership, Kenyan will move into a new future and overcome the pandemic.
The two leaders wore the same outfit, as they used to do before their union hit the rocks.