BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH JAN,2022-Deputy President William Ruto has slammed his political rival ODM leader Raila Odinga saying that he is not fit to lead the country.
While referring to the former premier as a State project imposed on Kenyans, the deputy president said the handshake that saw Mr. Odinga work closely with the Jubilee Party was an abuse to the party’s previous leadership.
Speaking during a tour of Nairobi County on Friday, the DP censured Odinga over his relationship with the Jubilee government saying that being an outsider, he (Raila) cannot be their purported option for a leader when the original founders are present.
He instead suggested that they would rather nominate a local mama mboga to govern them instead of Odinga.
“Kuna watu wanatuambia ati kati yetu watu milioni nane tumekosa kiongozi hadi wanaenda kukondesha mtu ya kitendawili ati akuje aongoze sisi; hio ni madharau makubwa sana,” Ruto stated.
“Ata kama tumekwama kiasi gani, si ata heri tuchukue mama wa kuuza kiosk hapa ambaye tulikua nayeye na anajua mahali sisi tumetoka aongoze sisi?” Ruto posed.
The second in command went ahead to bash the Azimio la Umoja leader downplaying his agenda for the country as inferior compared to that of his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party.
Ruto painted a rosy picture of the current President Kenyatta’s regime which he said helped form in both 2013 and 2017 and highlighted its successes in infrastructure.
“Mtu ya kitendawili ambaye hana track record ya kufanya kazi yoyote, mtu ambaye ya kungoa reli na kuvunja chama yote, mtu ya kujiapisha na kupiga watu mawe,” said Ruto.
DP Ruto vowed to build a five-storey business apartment where the residents would be able to conduct their businesses as part of his bottom-up economic model implementation on Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The DP consequently sold his narrative to the Roysambu residents saying that his government would ensure implementation of the Big 4 agenda incorporated in his Bottom-up strategy while focusing on health insurance and youth empowerment.
The DP on Friday made several stopovers along Thika road as well as in Kahawa West, Roysambu, Zimmerman, Kasarani, Mwiki, Njiru and Ruai junction.
He was in the company of former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu, aspiring Nairobi governor Margaret Wanjiru, MPs Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Mohammed Ali (Nyali), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), and nominated Senator Milicent Omanga among others.