DP Ruto’s birthday message to Uhuru amid speculations of frosty relationship

President Uhuru Kenyatta turned 57 years old on Friday, October 26, and his deputy William Ruto was among the first high-profile people to wish him a Happy Birthday.

The DP’s message comes on the back of speculations in Kenya’s political scene that he and Mr Kenyatta are not enjoying a super cordial relationship like they did in the lead-up to the 2013 general election, and shortly thereafter.

Of late, reports published in a section of media outlets in Kenya, claim the two members of the executive have been having a strained relationship due to disagreements brought about by appointments of figures to key government posts.

Mr Ruto, in his message, however, gave such speculations a wide berth, choosing to send Mr Kenyatta a very friendly message.

Taking to his official Twitter page, Mr Ruto said: “Happy birthday to @UKenyatta, an able leader. Your astute stewardship and focus to ensure good for man and country has won you recognition. God’s wisdom as you unite Kenya and build a formidable legacy. My friend, confidant and boss many happy returns of the day!”

The Council of Governors, on its official Twitter handle, said: “Happy Birthday to the Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the Republic of Kenya @UKenyatta. May the Almighty Lord bless you and add you many more years to come.”

State House director of digital communications Dennis Itumbi said on Twitter:  “To my president, friend and mentor, @UKenyatta, Happy Birthday. I wish you more than a thousand more sunrises and as always I remain clay in your firm guidance, rebuke and nurturing. God bless you and keep you sir.”



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