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Stop peddling lies, Azimio leaders tell Ruto

Stop peddling lies, Azimio leaders tell Ruto

By Justus Karnak

Azimio La Umoja Movement leaders have accused Deputy President William Ruto of peddling lies to the masses with the aim of taking credit for government programmes which they claim he has been sabotaging.

Speaking in Siaya County during a whirlwind tour of the county, the leaders led by the Deputy Party Leader of ODM, Mombasa governor Hassan Joho accused Ruto of dishonesty and deceit, saying he has no locus standi to claim credit of what he never was part of.

They said Ruto has developed a habit of being disrespectful to the President by persistently engaging him in public and calling him names.

“Ruto is a bad man. He has no qualities of a leader. He thinks Presidency is his birthright, he must know there are men and women out here who can do better than him,” said Joho.

The governor told the Deputy President to desist from insulting and daring the head of state.

 “If he cannot respect the President now, we are going to force him to do so,” he told a charged crowd at Siaya Stadium.

He said whereas the ODM leader Raila Odinga was busy selling his policies and speaking to the people about what he will do for them when elected President on the 9th of August this year, the Deputy President was busy flexing his muscles by branding people’s names and spreading baseless propaganda.

“Raila is talking about how will make the economy grow, improve the working conditions to enable small scale traders prosper and strengthen devolution for better service delivery while Ruto is chest-thumping about projects he has never been part of,” charged Joho.

National Assembly Minority Leader and ODM Director of Elections, Junet Mohammed wondered what kind of leader Ruto will make if what he thrives on is hate and lies.

 “Now that he is taking credit of the good things the Jubilee administration has done, I want to ask him if he also takes credit in the theft of money meant for Arror and Kimwarer dams, maize scandal and other scandals that he is associated with”.

Junet said Kenya needs a sober and mature leader who will accelerate it to greater heights of development for the betterment of the lives of every Kenyan.

“Raila Odinga fits the bill. He has proven to be caring and understanding and we ought to support him to become the fifth President of Kenya” he added.

He told the people of Nyanza to remain steadfast in the ODM party if they want Raila to become President and lead the nation comfortably.

“I want you people to be solid in the ODM party. Even the leaders in other parties like my friend David Ochien’g’ of Ugenya should fold and rejoin the ODM”, he said.

Siaya Senator James Orengo said he is confident that Raila will win the Presidency in August this year and urged the people of Nyanza to turn out in large numbers to vote for him. 

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