Raila, Ruto meet at Matiba’s home and Kenyans are upset – PHOTOS
Deputy President William Ruto and Nasa leader Raila Odinga met publicly for the first time on Tuesday since the controversial presidential elections.
The two met at the late Kenneth Matiba’s home in Limuru to condole with the family of the multi-party democracy crusader who died Sunday evening at Karen Hospital.
Also present was Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and Nasa strategist Dr David Ndii.
Mr Odinga and Mr Ruto exchange pleasantries briefly before proceeding to meet the Matiba family.
However, their meeting did not go down well with Kenyans who roasted them for not doing enough, in their respective capacities, to make Matiba’s life comfortable.
Kenyans urged DP Ruto to expedite the payment of Sh925 million awarded to Matiba by a court for the imprisonment and torture meted by president Daniel Moi’s regime.
Here is a sample of the angry responses.
Don’t just shake her hand and offer condolences expedite the payment of kshs 950 Million so that she can get their affairs in order and leave something worthy for their children and grandchildren. Kenya owes her that comfort and reassurance #RIPMatiba @RailaOdinga @PresidentKE
— Charles Ole Kapaiku (@CharlesKabaiku) April 17, 2018
The Government must pay the family, not just the usual lip service ?@UKenyatta @WilliamsRuto @StateHouseKenya
Hey Itumbi…. @OleItumbi
Make some Digital noise about reparations for past injustices, our hero’s were treated like POW’s. #PayUp
— Oscar EL Karañja (@OscarKaranja) April 17, 2018
Baba, are you in short of options on current political situation in Kenya?You abruptly embraced status quo when Kenyans had paid highest cost for liberation!!! What was injected in @MigunaMiguna ,where is he? We are not ready to call him hero only in eulogy.
— Daniel Kimuyu (@CenetorDaniel) April 17, 2018
This is where everyone failed across the leadership divide, Matiba needed this pay when he was alive and ailing. So sad that we let him suffer, hustle, crippled his business, then now claim we are fighting for him. We should be ashamed as a country and just keep quiet
— Eston N. N. (@enjukin) April 17, 2018
Why pay when he is already dead??
Is this going to help him??
He should have been paid immediately the award was pronounced. More so, He should have been compensated without going to court.
— Rodgers Karumpu (@RodgersRuthugua) April 18, 2018
who will benefit from that money afrer compensation while the main beneficiary is gone?
— domnicodiwuor (@domnicodiwuor1) April 18, 2018
Well done the right Hon. My first time to see you with Mr Hustler since the Golden handshake with the president
— Samuel Tentemo (@STentemo) April 17, 2018
He deserved to be paid before his death….it would have given him some extra days maybe. Anyway it is never too late.
— Jah_K’Orando (@Collo10Cfc) April 17, 2018