DP Ruto And Raila's Son Engage in Heated Exchange

  • Deputy President William Ruto was involved in an argument with National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga's son, Raila Junior, after Ruto accused the former Premier of using his family to stop elections in Nyanza.

    Mr Ruto had taken to Twitter to decry attacks on Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials in Nyanza, further describing NASA protests as the 'tools of a tyrant, despot and dictator'.

    He went on to allege that the Opposition leader was sponsoring violence through his supporters and his family to ensure elections do not take place.

    [caption caption="DP Ruto's initial tweet"][/caption]

    At this point, Raila Junior, Odinga's son, felt obliged to respond.

    He informed the Deputy President that even without his family, the energy on the ground was 'Paralyzing'. He further stated that there would be no election on 26th October.

    [caption caption="DP Ruto's second tweet which Raila Junior replied to"][/caption]

    Kenyans took sides with some accusing Ruto of being power-hungry and using all means to intimidate the people.

    Others sided with the Deputy President and agreed that Mr Odinga was supporting violence.

    The National Super Alliance (NASA) has declared that there will be no election on October 26th following the withdrawal of Odinga's candidature.

    They have been holding nationwide demonstrations to call for reforms at the IEBC.

    Mr Odinga has stated that he would be willing to participate in next week's polls if the commission implements the coalitions 'Irreducible Minimums' demands.