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You cannot threaten government! President Ruto tells off Raila Odinga

By Nyaboga Kiage January 23rd, 2023 2 min read

President William Ruto has said that the planned political rallies in the country will not threaten his government.

Speaking in Kirinyaga County, where he was attending an interdenominational prayer service, the head of state said, “I will not accept the people to threaten my government, we are not going to be intimidated and stop working for the people of Kenya.”

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President Ruto said that he was aware that several cartels affected by the current change of leadership in various organisations were behind the planned political rallies expected to be led by opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Already, Mr Odinga, who contested for the presidency but lost to President Ruto has said that he will hold a political rally in Kamkunji Grounds, Nairobi County.

During the campaigns, the opposition team known as the Azimio la Umoja coalition, held a press conference on Sunday, January 22, 2023, urging their supporters to turn up in large numbers and listen to what Mr. Odinga was planning to say.

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Speaking at the same function, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said that Mr. Odinga was reading from the same script which he used when he started working against the former presidents.

“He is used to such theatrics, he did it in the former President Daniel Arap Moi regime, in Kibaki regime and he also scared Uhuru Kenyatta who invited him into government but we will not do the same,” said Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said.

In unison, the leaders said that all their focus was on the people who overwhelmingly voted for them in the August 8, 2022, General Elections.

Mr Odinga unsuccessfully challenged President Ruto’s win at the Supreme Court after the August 2022 presidential elections.

As much as he has remained silent on the matter ever since political leaders allied to him have insisted that he was rigged by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

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