Ruto: I Will Not Allow Raila’s People to Fight Uhuru

ODM leader Raila Odinga shares his birthday cake with President Uhuru Kenyatta at his home in Mombasa on January 7, 2019
  • Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday, January 17 hit out at former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s allies who threatened to quit the ‘handshake’.

    Ruto was speaking at the official opening of the Africa Inland Church (A.I.C.) Londiani Town Sanctuary, Kipkelion East Constituency, Kericho County.

    The Deputy President fired back at Raila allies claiming they were guests in the Jubilee government who did not have a right to criticise it.

    He further claimed that Raila’s team was planning a workout from the handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

    ODM leader Raila Odinga shares his birthday cake with President Uhuru Kenyatta at his home in Mombasa on January 7, 2019

    “We know they have a plan of leaving but they want to first create chaos before packing to leave.

    “Those who joined the government should not come with fury, they should exercise caution when addressing the president,” noted Ruto.

    This comes after ODM leaders fired a warning that they are ready to embark on their role of opposition if their Jubilee coalition partners continued to undermine them.

    Speaking during a funeral service in Ulumbi village in Gem, Siaya on Saturday, Senate Minority Leader James Orengo threatened to quit the handshake agreement if the government continued to disregard the rule of law.

    Orengo warned Uhuru and his government against heavy borrowing which he indicated would translate to heavy taxation on ordinary citizens. 

    Ruto also appeared to hit out at Raila after he claimed that the Deputy President was full of unfulfilled promises including the laptops that were earmarked for school children.

    “I heard the other day the man of riddles criticising the president on laptops for school children, when he was ‘joining’ the government he didn’t know all this have not happened?

    “He told me to speak on my achievements, the Jubilee government has worked on the SGR, roads, learning institutions and electricity connection,” added Ruto.

    The DP said the unfulfilled promise of creating at least one million jobs per year was the fault of the former Prime Minister.

    “He asked me where the one million jobs we promised the youth have gone to. Let him know that we had a solid plan and the only thing that has prevented us from creating those jobs is his entrance to the government which has changed our priorities of the big four to this process of creating one seat for him. He should leave fast so that we can return to our priorities,” Ruto stated.

    A file photo of Siaya senator James Orengo
    A file photo of Siaya senator James Orengo
    Citizen Digital

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