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Ruto’s regime was not ready to lead, Raila hits back as war of words escalates

By Wangu Kanuri November 25th, 2022 2 min read

Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has hit back at President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua saying they were not ready to lead the country. Mr Odinga, who made the remarks after a meeting with political leaders from his coalition, also said Kenya Kwanza leaders are clueless on how to solve the many problems Kenyans are facing.

Mr Odinga’s sentiments are the latest in what is developing into an endless verbal exchange between the opposition leader’s camp and political leaders in President William Ruto’s government.

This regime wasn’t ready to lead. It has no idea of how to solve Kenya’s problems and seems obsessed with campaigning. The method of deceit and false promises is out of control and will not be allowed to harm our lives. We’ll continue pushing the causes of the people of Kenya,” Mr Odinga tweeted.

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His sentiments were echoed by his running in the August General Election Martha Karua who rallied Azimio leaders to collaborate and cooperate with the national government but with their heads held high, so that those whom they lead do not think that having a diverse opinion is illegitimate.

Mr Odinga has lately been on the receiving end from President Ruto’s camp with DP Gachagua saying he has no moral grounds to question the decisions of the Kenya Kwanza government.

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We do not need advice from the opposition. They have no moral authority to advise us. When they advised the former President, the country found itself with Sh10 trillion debt. We will go to the people, listen to them, and heed their advice,” the DP said during the launch of the Drought Response Plan by the Government of Kenya and the United Nations in Garissa County.

Mr Gachagua made the remarks in apparent response to Mr Odinga who had described President Ruto as a puppet of the west for allowing the importation of GMO maize.

“He is being a puppet, working for the foreign nations and their multinationals against our interest as a nation. He is working to promote foreign biotechnology institutions abroad,” Mr Odinga said. 

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