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Ayugi on Ida Odinga's plan to lure Ruto

03 December 2012, 13:02 Tony Karomo

"On Thursday the 29th 2012 at 5:00 AM Ida Odinga, the wife of the Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Amollo Odinga was pleading with Eldoret North MP William Samoei Ruto to join forces with Raila in the race for presidency, which Ruto declined to an extent of her tears," these were the remarks made by a top URP official.

Speaking on a private interview during the URP-TNA coalition meeting held at the Eldoret 64 stadium on Friday, the URP organizing secretary George Ayugi narrated the ordeal behind the Ruto-Raila political detachment that has lately rocked Kenya’s political arena.

“Ruto showed her(Ida) letter presented to the U.N. Summit, signed by the O.D.M. secretary Anyang’ Nyong’o and authorized by the Prime Minister dictating that the ICC cases should be tried in the Hague, contrary to what he has recently been quoted by the media.

Ayugi added that Raila should not have sent her wife for political re-union.

“Ruto was sacked on 14th February. That was on a Valentine day, and it depicted the end of their political love/friendship, and the beginning of a new angle in politics,” he pointed out.

He accused Raila of trying to con and corrupt the URP party by paying lobby youth groups which cause chaos whenever there is a political function.

“Those groups and organization are on the PMs Payroll. They get paid for their deeds,” he said with a note of concern.

The Kalonzo Saga

Ayugi said that Uhuru and Ruto approached Kalonzo with a bid for winning but Kalonzo wanted them to support him.

The duo had to leave.

“If Kalonzo was to join the coalition, he should accept to be the speaker or a leader of the majority,” he noted

The Hague and ICC

Shifting for comfort on his seat, Ayugi expressed URP's concern over the rumors that the coalition was made to affect the Hague process.

“It's only like-mindedness that has brought URP and TNA together,” he said, indicating that his time was over for the grabbed interview.

When asked about Miguna Miguna, Ayugi laughed and concluded hurriedly, “Miguna was very right. But the time was wrong.”

The two parties held a joint rally in Nakuru to make the marriage official at Afraha stadium where they signed a memorandum of understanding.  


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