During the recent Azimio la umoja rally in Thika town kiambu county, former prime minister Raila Odinga has declared and vowed that he will jail Ruto if elected.
The ODM party boss has of recent been attacking Ruto directly even to the extent of mentioning his name during public rallies that he has been holding. The azimio la umoja leader has being taking a Jab at Deputy president William Ruto to even a point of saying that Ruto is a thief and a corrupt fellow.
While Raila claims that he will jail the Deputy President over corruption charges the former premier doesn’t have the evidence or facts to support his claim. Some of the hustler nation Leaders are claiming that Raila has no agenda and has turned to tarnishing the chief hustler’s Name.
In his response to Raila Odinga, William Ruto has declared that he will not be threatened or shaken by such remarks. Ruto on his part claimed that the azimio la umoja brigade is trying to intimidate Kenyans into supporting their candidates.
Raila and Ruto had been political allies during the heavily contested 2007 general elections that led to the grand coalition government. The two have however differed on many issues to a point of becoming political arch rivals and nemesis. Their issues were expounded more by the infamous handshake between president Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga on march 2018.RUTO AND MUTURI FACE OUSTER FROM JUBILEE PARTY
The handshake deal served as the breaking ground for Raila joining the Government and Ruto being made a deputy president in name but no obligations or responsibilities.
With the current political divisions in the country it is very unwise for political leaders to cause tensions with statements that are unfounded and lack evidence.