Ruto Has Strange Characters in His House-ODM Statement on DP's Presser

  • ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto (R)
    ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto (R)
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  • The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has hit out at Deputy President William Ruto for surrounding himself with the wrong people.

    In a press release on Wednesday, August 5, the orange party questioned why the DP hosted strange characters at his house and office.

    The Raila Odinga-led faction accused the DP of opening his doors to characters whose sole mission was to defraud the nation and compromise national security. 

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    ODM party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna speaking at a past event.
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    "We will keep asking why a holder of such high office hosts strange characters at his house and office. We are not as ignorant as the yellow-clad characters hosted at the Karen residence today," the statement read in part.

    In the press statement signed by Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, the party said that instead of using Jubilee's first term to implement the bottom-up economic model, the team linked to Ruto allegedly used the opportunity to loot and grab from the nation.

    The party faulted the DP for trying to divert the country's attention away from flying around with unsavoury characters and engaging in activities that do not fall far from money laundering.

    They further accused Ruto of acting in a manner that suggests he intends to overturn the country's constitutional order.

    Sifuna also pointed a finger at Ruto, accusing him of being the main cause of problems in the Jubilee Party.

    "Despite what they say, the truth remains that the problems in Jubilee begin and end with DP Ruto. None other than Jubilee Party Leader H. E Uhuru Kenyatta has said as much," ODM claimed in their statement.

    Furthermore, ODM called out the Hustler Nation for comparing bottom-up with the trickle-down economic model when trying to explain their proposed model while addressing the nation at the DPs office in Karen.

    "They have chosen to blame their self-inflicted problems on everyone but themselves," the statement read in part.

    It also differed with the deputy President's claim that the Big Four projects had stopped stating that the projects are still ongoing and that the country's second in command was no longer invited to launch or commission the projects.

    ODM dared the Ruto faction to face President Kenyatta head-on instead of dragging the former Premier into their issues.

    Some of William Ruto-allied leaders who attended the three-day meeting with the DP.
    Some of William Ruto-allied leaders from Mt Kenya who attended the three-day meeting with the DP.
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