Deputy President William Ruto has responded to Raila Odinga’s Friday statement, where the former PM said looted public money was being redistributed back to schools, churches, and women groups by corrupt leaders seeking to be president in 2022. Mr. Odinga made the remarks in Mvita, Mombasa where he had presided over the launch and registration of NHIF by residents, on the invitation of area MP Abdulswamabd Shariff Nassir.
Speaking on Sunday after attending a church service at the Presbyterian Church of East Africa in Umoja, DP Ruto told the former PM he cannot lecture him on corruption and that the current turmoil in Jubilee was because he (Raila) had disrupted the ruling party’s agenda.
“The President out of abundance of heart welcomed you to government and you came and disrupted the Big 4 agenda; it would have given jobs to plumbers, masons and you took us to a constitutional change. You cannot lecture us on corruption.These people are full of wonders. When they were in government, they stole, now they are stealing from the poor like the Covid billionaires,” he said.
Ruto, who was accompanied by Embakasi West MP George Theuri and Bishop Margaret Wanjiru also waded into the debate of postponing next year’s general elections, telling his supporters not to listen to those calling for the polls to be pushed forward.
“The elections will be held on the second Tuesday of August next year as is required by the Constitution. Don’t listen to those who want the poll postponed, those are just cold threats,” he added.