Raila Makes Impromptu Stop in Taita Taveta, Digs at Ruto [VIDEO]

  • Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Wednesday, September 9 made an impromptu stop in Taita Taveta and aimed a dig at Deputy President William Ruto.

    The ODM Party Leader landed at Weruga grounds in Taita Taveta ahead of a series of events scheduled for Thursday with leaders from the region.

    Speaking from Wundanyi, Mwatate, Raila appeared to hit out at Ruto with his youth empowerment program.

    ODM leader Raila Odinga addresses the media in Kisumu County on Friday, August 14, 2020

    “Monies meant for the public is ending up on individual’s pockets, when some steal money they run to the church to make donations.

    “They also run to women groups and youth after buying wheelbarrows and water tanks to help them, all that is rubbish,” noted Raila.

    He claimed that development could not be approached using such initiatives and called for misappropriated funds to be redirected back to the government.

    Ruto has been hosting women and youth in his Karen residence to donate water tanks and car washing machines to start up businesses to help them as the Covid-19 pandemic has rendered many jobless. 

    The program was rolled out to benefit youth from various vulnerable communities with artists and musicians also benefitting from the initiative.

    Raila also spared time to drum up support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that he reiterated will soon resume its rallies across the country.

    “We wanted to build a bridge after failing to cross river Jordan to get to Canaan, and that is the meaning of Building Bridges Initiative.

    “We know now that the economy has been severely impacted, many people are struggling, but there is light at the end of the tunnel,” added the former Prime Minister.

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