Ruto's war of words with Raila continues
22 June 2015, 19:07
Nairobi - The Opposition has sensed defeat, thus its early campaigning, Deputy President William Ruto has said.
Ruto believes that the opposition is panicking ahead of the polls, with the upcoming polls more than two years away and thus is trying its best to derail the government's efforts to improve life in the country.
He said Opposition leaders have no development agenda for the country
but the government is focused on its development agenda and will not be
distracted by those engaging in endless politicking.
“We are committed to our transformative agenda that can take this
country to the next level. No amount of noise making will deter our
development efforts,” said Ruto.
Speaking in Narok town on Monday when he launched the tarmacking of
38 kilometres of roads within the town, the Deputy President said: "I
ask Kenyans to ignore the noises being made by the Opposition because
they do not have any agenda for this country," said Ruto.
His words came a few hours after Odinga and his CORD coalition released a statement calling for Ruto to be charged for corruption over the grabbing of land on which his Weston hotel is built on.
The former Prime Minister says that Ruto's hotel was built on public
land and it must be repossessed while Waiguru should be sacked over
corruption in the National Youth Service NYS.
He said Monday that
if the government is indeed serious on matters corruption, then the two
actions must be taken over the two incidences. Here is the statement.
government's responses to Hon. Raila Odinga's statement on Security and
Corruption this weekend leaves a lot to be desired and only serves to
reinforce the points he was making: that Jubilee has made a dramatic
about turn on every promise it made to Kenyans on security and
corruption. Kenyans now need to know that they are on their own on the
twin critical issues of corruption and insecurity," he said.
Over the weekend, Raila called on Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta to tour the terrorism hit areas of Garissa and Lamu to inspect the damage, with the two having never travelled to the regions since attacks by Shabaab militia last year.
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