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Raila Odinga’s Take On Why DP Ruto Should Quit

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Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga has advised Deputy President William Ruto to quit the government and walk away rather than oppose President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In an interview with KTN News on Thursday, October 8, Odinga argued that the Head of State was focused on uniting Kenya through Building Bridges Initiative which according to Raila, Ruto vehemently opposed.

The Former Prime Minister referred to the incident where his father, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, quit as Vice President after he differed with founding father Jomo Kenyatta in April 1966.

“Ruto is part of the handshake. He has been consulted on every development.

“If I felt frustrated and side-lined, I would take a walk. Jaramogi was a vice-president and when he found it untenable to stay in government, he stepped aside,” Odinga stated.

He added that Ruto was mandated to deputise Kenyatta yet he had reportedly absconded his duties.

Odinga lamented that the DP opposed every government directive and then blamed the government for sidelining him.

On matters, BBI, Odinga defended the project stating that it offered solutions to most of the challenges in Kenya. He urged Ruto and his allies to desist from opposing the report without reading its content.

“These are anarchists who don’t want order in the country. BBI is not for Uhuru or Raila. It is for the people,” he stated and declined to announce the dates the reports will be released.

DP Ruto has always insisted that he would not quit government but hinted at ditching Jubilee Party after accusing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies of hijacking the faction.

Ruto pinpointed Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe and Secretary-General Raphael Tuju as the leaders of the group which constantly launched insults at him.

He also warned Kenyatta to bring the party to order lest he (Ruto) opts for his own solutions to solving the stalemate. The DP also vowed not to turn back after launching the hustler system despite Kenyatta urging leaders to desist from early 202 campaigns.

However, he is staring at losing his Deputy Party Leader role at Jubilee after The National Management Committee proposed to have him ejected. They accused him of unveiling Jubilee Asili, parallel headquarters to the one the party runs in Pangani, Nairobi.


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