Deputy President William Ruto over the weekend held a zoom meeting with Kenyans in Diaspora with details of his office later sparking debate.
The DP later on shared photos of the meeting online, revealing his much bigger portrait than that of his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Keen netzens were quick to notice the differences in the sizes of the potraits leading to myriads of questions on why that was so.
This sparked reactions leading to Newton Karanja an ardent supporter of President Uhuru Kenyatta pointing to the fact that the President’s photo should be bigger than his deputy’s being in an official government office.
“Ruto in his official office of the Deputy President has enlarged his portrait to be bigger than that of the President who is his boss. Tell me what this is. The President is still the boss even in DP’s office.
“If the portrait was in Ruto’s house I wouldn’t have a problem, but his office? Tell me what goes on in his mind which is unseen,” Karanja criticized.
This comes months aftrer yet a nother picture taken from the DP’s office had revealed Ruto’s portrait placed at the top of a high cabinet, while the President’s was placed on a low cabinet behind the DP’s chair.
Weghing in on the critics, Dennis Itumbu an aide at the DP’s office refuted the claims defending that the President had an official portrait that should never be interfered with.
“The deputy president doesn’t have an official portrait. It was a gift from a hustler and he decided to place it high up to encourage them to work hard,” he stated while dismissing the critics.
The DP on the contrary has on numerous occasions maintained that he held his relationship with the president in very high regard, insisting that he has never disrespected him.