Apologies to Mama Ngina – Ruto Told

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Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) advised President-elect William Ruto to repair fences with the first family.

During a media conference on Tuesday, September 6, Rahab Muiu, president of the organization, urged Ruto to contact the matriarch of the family, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, and reconcile.

Muiu believes this will be a defining moment for his legacy, adding that hurtful words had been spoken, but there was room for reconciliation.

“Excellence President-elect Dr. William Samoei Ruto, we say congratulations. You have worked hard and God has seen fit to give you this honor,” said Muiu.

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President-elect William Ruto delivers his speech during Johnson Sakaja’s swearing in at the KICC on Thursday, August 25.

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The quarrel between Ruto and the first family became apparent after Mama Ngina defended her son, outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to cut ties with his deputy.

Speaking at a funeral in Gatundu, Kiambu County, on Tuesday, March 22, the former First Lady alleged that the vice president was fleeing his duties, sparking a disagreement between him and the head of state.

She asked the people of the Mount Kenya region to follow the direction Uhuru led them toward an indication political experts say was her open support for Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

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“He (President Uhuru Kenyatta) had no ill will, but if your junior shows you disrespect, don’t bother, you just keep going. The direction he points you, follow it,” Mama Ngina said.

Mama Ngina also criticized critics of Uhuru’s leadership style, noting that he always has the interests of the country and the people in mind.

She lashed out at the critics, attributing their attacks on the head of state to a poor upbringing.

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“Depending on how someone was raised, that’s exactly the same behavior they’ll carry with them. If you weren’t taught to insult people, then you don’t.

“I want to tell those who deal with insults that we will leave them as is, if they learned insults at all while growing up, that’s up to them,” she noted.

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An undated photo of President Uhuru Kenyatta (center) and his mother, Mama Ngina Kenyatta at a past event.

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