DP Ruto: Raila Odinga is lord of poverty, master of violence
Deputy President William Ruto has taken a dig at the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, for chaos that marred Nairobi on Friday (17/11/17) during his return from the US.
DP Ruto said that Raila was responsible for chaos, destruction, bloodshed and death witnessed in the city.
He added that the actions were barbaric, undemocratic and primitive.
“The lord of POVERTY & master of VIOLENCE came with his signature chaos, destruction, bloodshed and death. Barbaric, undemocratic & primitive,” Ruto posted on his Twitter handle.
The lord of POVERTY & master of VIOLENCE came with his signature chaos, destruction, bloodshed and death. Barbaric, undemocratic&primitive — William Samoei Ruto (@WilliamsRuto) November 18, 2017
Raila on Friday condemned chaos that marred his return from the US.
Raila blamed President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee Government for orchestrating violence against his supporters.
“NASA strongly condemns what has happened today, that is becoming a pattern in our country. We hold President Uhuru Kenyatta and his illegitimate regime responsible for this absurd and unfortunate turn of events. The President has the blood of innocent Kenyans on his hands,” Raila stressed.
The former Prime Minister pointed out that acts of brutality spearheaded by security officials confirms Jubilee’s dictatorship that is taking root in Kenya.
He urged Kenyans of goodwill to take action and support him to ensure that Jubilee Government is ejected from office.
“Today’s use of maximum brute force confirms our fears that a dictatorship is taking root in Kenya. As citizens, we have a duty and responsibility to stop it now before the roots go too deep,” he said.
Raila also likened President-elect Uhuru to Yaya Jammeh in the Gambia, Blaise Compaore in Burkina Faso among other controversial African leaders.
“Kenyans however need to take heart that the path Uhuru is taking is a beaten one. It is the same path that was taken by Yaya Jammeh in the Gambia, Blaise Compaore in Burkina Faso, Laurent Gbagbo in Ivory Coast, Faure Gnassingbe in Togo and now Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. The results here will not be different,” stated Raila.
Five people lost their lives and several others were injured including Kathiani Member of Parliament Robert Mbui when police clashed with NASA supporters in Nairobi.
According to police spokesman George Kinoti, the dead were stoned to death by angry mobs in different incidences after they were allegedly caught stealing.