Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, on Saturday, June 3, hit out at former Prime Minister Raila Odinga over his remarks on the need to split the country into two.
Speaking at St Charles Lwanga School in Kitui County, Gachagua accused Raila of misleading his followers with his sustained push for secession to have two presidents.
The DP accused the former Prime Minister of attempting to sabotage President William Ruto's administration while trolling him for failing to clinch the Presidency five times.
"If Raila is tired of staying in Kenya, let him just leave, and Kenya will move on. There is no problem with that. The truth is that he has tried five times. Let him try for the sixth time," Gachagua stated.
The differences between the two leaders originated from Gachagua's claim that Kenya was run like a company hinting that different clusters of individuals owned different levels of shares within its structure.
Irked by the DP's comments, Raila fired back on Friday, May 26, during a meeting in Yatta, Machakos County calling on the Head of State to denounce comments by his deputy.
The former Prime Minister also argued that Ruto's government had ignored some of the opposition's demands triggering their interest to write to the United Nations seeking self-determination.
''If you do not denounce the statement within a week, we will write to the United Nations (UN) to ask for self-determination," Raila issued the ultimatum to Ruto.
Raila was, however, called out by a section of political leaders, including Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale and 2022 Presidential candidate Reuben Kigame who claimed that the leaders were irresponsible.
“I want to tell Raila and Kalonzo, you went to the elections to aspire to be the next President of the Republic of Kenya; it is very irresponsible and reckless for leaders of your stature to stand at a podium and call for the secession and division of our country. It is very unfortunate; I did not know you can go that low," Duale stated.
The DP, during his Kitui visit, also assured Kitui residents that Ruto's government was totally in control despite distractions raised by the opposition side.
"He called you at Kalonzo's home and lied to you that Kenya would be split into two so that we have two presidents," Gachagua stated.
"Why do you people believe lies during the day? That's impossible! You people from the Eastern region follow these people blindly, yet you know those are lies," the second in command added.