By Chisomo Phiri

NAIROBI-(MaraviPost)-As Kenya’s general elections are approaching, tension between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his vice-president, William Ruto is mounting.

Recently, President Kenyatta has asked his Deputy to resign claiming he did not act enough for his country.

Kenyatta tells his deputy Ruto to quit

He accuses Ruto of not doing enough to help the country deal with the struggling economy, and instead he is busy criticising the government from within.

But in a tweet, the Ruto claimed the cabinet had not met for more than two years and told President Kenyatta that he was just a phone call away.

The differences between President Kenyatta and his deputy have played out openly as the country mourned the death of former head of state Mwai Kibaki.

Throughout Friday’s state funeral, President Kenyatta declined to shake Ruto’s hand.

Much of the falling-out is due to August’s general elections.

Ruto wants to run for president, but Kenyatta has instead backed opposition leader Raila Odinga.

In Kenya, the economy has been a major issue in the run-up to the elections.

The country is currently facing record levels of inflation, with commodities including cooking oil and fuel going up in price.

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