In Summary
  • Deputy President William Ruto blames Raila Odinga for the expulsion of his ally Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa from the opposition party.

  • The DP has recently exchanged harsh words with Mr Odinga after differing on the amount of money taxpayers have lost in the new mega scandal to rock the country.

  • But Mr Ruto claims his rival is out to divide Jubilee Party in the guise of uniting the country.

Deputy President William Ruto has accused his rival Raila Odinga of using trickery to break Jubilee Party on the same day the ODM leader was celebrating one year since historic handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

While addressing Ganze residents at Juhudi Primary School in Kilifi County on Saturday, Dr Ruto said the ODM leader was sowing chaos in political parties.

He blamed the Orange Democratic Movement leader for the expulsion of Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa from the opposition party. Ms Jumwa has been vocal about her support for Mr Ruto quest for the presidency in the 2022 General Election.

“If we mean uniting Kenyans, then our talk must be in line with your actions. You cannot claim that you are uniting Kenyans while… you are busy dividing them. Too chase some of them in their political parties, wreak havoc in other political parties!

We cannot unite Kenyans through political deceit and hate,” said Mr Ruto.

'SOWING TURMOIL'

The DP has recently exchanged harsh words with Mr Odinga after differing on the amount of money taxpayers have lost in the new mega scandal to rock the country.

Mr Ruto claimed that only Sh7 billion had been lost even though the investigative agencies claims as much as Sh21 billion was paid out for work not done.

But the DP sees Mr Odinga’s work in his newfound unity with Kenyatta following their handshake on March 9, 2018, as creating turmoil in political parties.

Page 1 of 2