Re­spect Raila, he’s not a sabo­teur, Ruto told

In­stead of DP apol­o­gis­ing for mas­sive graft, he is en­gag­ing in pro­pa­ganda – MP

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament - JAMES MBAKA @onchir­im­baka

ODM leader Raila Odinga de­serves re­spect for his work as a po­lit­i­cal wizard, not crit­i­cism, Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto has been told.

ODM trea­surer Ti­mothy Bosire yes­ter­day said call­ing Raila an eco­nomic sabo­teur is “mis­chievous, ir­re­spon­si­ble and dis­re­spect­ful” and aimed at de­mean­ing his anti-cor­rup­tion track record.

Cam­paign­ing at the Coast last week, Ruto asked Raila to stop op­pos­ing de­vel­op­ment projects meant to im­prove lives, yet his fam­ily lives in com­fort.

“Raila and his fam­ily use tap wa­ter, yet he is op­pos­ing wa­ter projects meant to quench the thirst of Kenyans. You tell us you are seek­ing lead­er­ship, yet you op­pose de­vel­op­ment projects that are set to ben­e­fit poor Kenyans. Don’t be cheated by this man,” Ruto said at Werugha on Fri­day.

Raila has op­posed the North­ern Col­lec­tor Tun­nel in Mu­rang’a, and the Ndakaini and Itare dams, say­ing they are be­ing hastily im­ple­mented with­out pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion, de­spite the “cat­a­strophic en­vi­ron­men­tal dam­age they pose”.

Bosire said Ruto has launched an on­slaught to dis­credit Raila, de­spite the op­po­si­tion chief’s claims of multi­bil­lion-shilling cor­rup­tion at the NYS turn­ing out to be true.

“Call­ing Raila an eco­nomic sabo­teur is fail­ing to ac­cept the grav­ity of cor­rup­tion,” the Ki­tutu Masaba MP said on the phone. “In­stead of Ruto apol­o­gis­ing to Kenyans for mas­sive cor­rup­tion, he has de­cided to en­gage in pro­pa­ganda.”

RUTO ASKED RAILA TO STOP OP­POS­ING PROJECTS MEANT TO IM­PROVE LIVES, YET HIS FAM­ILY LIVES IN COM­FORT

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