- Feb 7, 2022
President William Ruto has now fired a direct warning shot to his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta over his alleged continuous association with opposition chief Raila Odinga.
President Ruto, speaking in Nakuru County’s Mai Mahiu town on Friday, alleged that Uhuru has secretly been funding Odinga’s persistent anti-government protests that have recently turned ugly with numerous deaths recorded.
This comes as the Head of State cautioned Odinga against proceeding with his planned demonstrations set for three days next week, stating – matter of factly – that the government will take him head-on if he does.
The President warned that, while staging a protest is any citizen’s right as enshrined in the Constitution, the full weight of the country’s security apparatus and legal system will be thrust upon Odinga if any more bloodshed is witnessed in the process.
Ruto further vowed to conclusively deal with Odinga politically, once and for all, and ensure that he firmly retires to his home in Bondo.
He went ahead to add that, should former President Kenyatta fail to cease funding Odinga’s protests, then he will presumably also be swept away by the government’s wave and retired as well in the process.
“Nataka nimwambie rafiki yangu Uhuru, ata wewe wachana na huyu mzee (Odinga), wacha kumpatia pesa ya kununua watu wa Mungiki wachome Nairobi. Wewe umekuwa rais, kuwa mungwana, tulikuunga mkono wakati ulikuwa rais wetu, uliunga mtu wa kitendawili mkono tukamwangusha, wachana na yeye,” he said.
“Usipowachana na yeye, ata wewe tutakusafirisha na huyo kitendawili wako. Uhuru Kenyatta tulimsaidia akiwa Rais, sasa anapanga kuchoma Nairobi, imemkosea nini?”
He reiterated his remarks that the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya leader was the reason for the failure by the previous government, under Uhuru, to fully realize its promises, hence he will not allow him to get anywhere near the Kenya Kwanza regime.
“Alifanya ile Big Four yetu ikapotea, akatupeleka kule BBI tukapotea mpaka tukaingia madeni, sai tuko na deni ya 9 trillion. Saizi amekuja ati anatuletea vita ati tumlete ndani ya serikali, hiyo ni ndoto ya mchana, haiwezekani,” added the President.
Source: Citizen Digital