Ruto Takes Swipe at Raila During Mashujaa Celebration

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Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday, October 20, took a swipe at Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga over Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report during the Mashujaa day celebrations at Gusii stadium, Kisii County.

Raila, who was not among the speakers on the programme, took the opportunity after he was allowed to make a speech to drum support for the BBI.

The ODM boss claimed that the BBI reggae was launched in Kisii and it would soon come back.

“BBI reggae was launched here, from here, the BBI train moved to Kakamega, all the way to Meru. When we were going to Nakuru, shetani ikaanguka kutoka juu, reggae ikaenda half time. Half time imeisha sasa, nobody can stop reggae.” Raila said.

However, DP Ruto, who took the podium after the former Prime Minister, told him off noting that he should prepare for a robust national conversation.

Kenyans made some very solid proposals to the Building Bridges Initiative on how we can breath fresh life into Agriculture and enable it expand our national cake.
Kenyans made some very solid proposals to the Building Bridges Initiative on how we can breath fresh life into Agriculture and enable it expand our national cake. Image/Courtesy

“My friend the former Prime Minister has told us about the BBI reggae, but I guess we will have a robust national conversation that will bring everybody on board.” DP Ruto said.

The deputy president is on records opposing the BBI report that was born after the famous March 2018 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila.

He has claimed severally that BBI would only create positions for a few individuals, then it would not go well with Kenyans who are in need of empowerment.

Ruto have also taken an issue with the ODM boss over his hustler tag with the DP accusing Raila of undermining and looking down upon the poor.

The second-in-command has maintained that the hustler movement are going to form the next government with my hustlers and those undermining us will greet us with respect.

Raila on the other hand has criticized Ruto’s campaign method in particular giving out wheelbarrows to youths. He also accused the DP of not having the interest of youths at heart.

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