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Ruto and Raila take their war of words to social media

By Nyaboga Kiage December 5th, 2022 2 min read

The political differences between President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga seem to be far from over.

The two political leaders have now resorted to taking their differences to various social media platforms with the current tiff being the planned removal of four commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The four besieged commissioners are IEBC vice chair Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyang’aya, Francis Wanderi and Irine Masit.

The commissioners had after the August 8, 2022 General Elections had denounced Dr Ruto’s win accusing IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati of not being transparent during the tallying of the results.

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In a tweet on Sunday, December 4, 2022, President Ruto said the guilt or innocence of the four commissioners will be determined by tribunal that was formed to deal with the same.

“Even with the system/deep state you lost the election. Stop deluding yourself and lying the coup to overturn the people’s will be using rogue commissioners, you are now threatening us with maandamano about failed. Their guilt or innocence will be determined by tribunal. Rule of law it is,” President Ruto said in a tweet.

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This was then followed by a video tweet which was posted by Mr Odinga who disapproved the results of 2007 General Elections in which ODM lost to former President Mwai Kibaki.

“Usijifanye leo hii kwamba umesahau when the shoe was firmly on the other foot. Let me just leave this here,” said Mr Odinga.

Already, Mr Odinga has called for demonstrations to take place in various parts of the country as from December 7, 2022 which will kick off from Kamkunji Grounds in Nairobi County. A similar rally will be held on December 12, 2022.

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