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ODM: Ruto evading Uganda question by attacks on Raila

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The ODM Party has come out to strongly defend its party leader Raila Odinga from persistent attacks by William Ruto and his allies, who now claim the March 2018 truce between Uhuru and Raila had stopped the government from delivering on its promises to the Kenyan people. In a statement, Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna says the problems in Jubilee begin and end with DP Ruto, and none other than Jubilee Party Leader H. E Uhuru Kenyatta has said as much.

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”We are utterly bemused that Ruto has failed to muster any sort of courage all this while to face his boss and instead chooses to shadow box by dragging in H. E Raila Odinga,” Sifuna says, adding that government programs including the big four continue unabated, despite the DP’s claims, which the SG says are to run away from being held accountable over his aborted Uganda trip.

”The difference is Ruto is no longer invited to launch or commission these, so he believes they stopped. We understand why Ruto would like the conversation to move from what he was doing flying around the world with unsavory characters and doing things whose definitions do not fall too far from money laundering. He obviously does not want the national chatter to revolve around what exactly he was up to, trying to sneak out the country, without the President’s clearance,” the ODM SG adds.

Despite the distractions, ODM says it will keep asking why the holder of office a heartbeat away from the presidency keeps acting in a manner that suggests he is intent on overturning the country’s constitutional order.

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”We will keep asking why a holder of such high office hosts strange characters at his house and office, whose sole mission is to defraud the nation and compromise national security. We are not as ignorant as the yellow-clad characters hosted at the Karen residence today.”

Earlier, the United Alliance Democratic Alliance (UDA) held a meeting bringing together MPs allied to the new outfit at Deputy President William Ruto’s Karen residence.

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