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Ruto tells Raila that harambees here to stay

12 October 2014, 16:48 William Korir

Nairobi - Deputy President William Ruto says that allegations by CORD leader Raila Odinga over his spending at harambees is a waste of time.

Ruto spoke Sunday in Migori over allegations by Raila that his spending is way over board and questioned where the DP was getting money from.

But Ruto, in a rejoinder over the matter said that the harambee spirit is part and parcel of the Kenyan blueprint and that he and president Uhuru Kenyatta will continue embracing it.

" We will continue to move around the country spreading the message of peace and helping Kenyans. If I want to help, is there a problem", he posed during a fundraiser at the St Joseph Catholic Church Ombo, Migori.

Raila had queried the amount of money spent by Ruto in harambees, saying that they were an indication of money that he does not have.

" How do you explain the amount of money he spends. How does he spend 10 million every weekend and he earns less than 2 million a month?", Raila posed last month.

Read also: CORD leaders run away from Jubilee festivities: Duale

Ruto however says that the money spent in harambees is personal and should not worry Raila.

" It is my own money and I choose to spend my sweat as I wish",he added.

The DP added that it was time Kenyans came together to build the country and avoid tribal politics and affiliations.

" We are all Kenyans. We are one people. Unity will see us move forward and division will kill us", he said.

He insisted that the government of the day is there for Kenyans and that it strives to ensure all Kenyans of all walks of life are treated equally.

" This is a government of Kenya and all are treated equally", he added.

Ruto said also said that development projects in the region would not be affected by the recent incident where president Uhuru Kenyatta was heckled, saying that it was the work of a few people and was not a representation of the good people of Migori.

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