Inside Raila's Plan to Dismantle Ruto's Camp

  • AU Envoy Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto File
  • AU Envoy Raila Odinga, on Sunday, warned Deputy President William Ruto and his allies over an upcoming political storm.

    The former Prime Minister(PM) made it clear that the DP and his team risked being swept by a storm especially if he continued to oppose constitutional reforms.

    Speaking at Kamkunji grounds in Kibra, Raila further outlined that the Building Bridges Initiative team (BBI) was currently writing its report that would be made public in a month's time, The Standard Reports. 

    Raila Odinga addressing residents at Kamkinji grounds in Kibra
    Raila Odinga addressing residents at Kamkinji grounds in Kibra

    The ODM party leader disclosed that the report will give room for Kenyans to give their views before going into a referendum that would sweep away TangaTanga allies.

    "There are very good views from Kenyans and once the report is out, we will publish it for Kenyans to give their views then go for a referendum."

    "I have seen a storm, there are signs that it will rain. There's a storm that will take all the Tanga Tanga people to the ocean," he highlighted.

    This comes after Ruto's public opposition to any initiative seeking to expand the Executive through the creation of a prime minister position and two Deputies as suggested by Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    Ruto opposed the push to amend the Constitution as fronted by Odinga, describing it as a selfish move to create more seats for perennial election losers.

    In the same event, Raila also took a swipe at Ekuru Aukot's Punguza Mizigo initiative stating that "those bringing other initiatives apart from the BBI should be ignored."

    Ruaraka MP, TJ Kajwang, also took attacked Punguza Mizigo, arguing it was unrealistic to have two MPs for each of the 47 counties as proposed by the Bill.

    The former premier spoke when he unveiled 24 aspirants seeking the party ticket in the Kibra by-election.

    Thirdway Alliance Party's Ekuru Aukot speaking in a past event
    Thirdway Alliance Party's Ekuru Aukot speaking in a past event