POLITICS OF SUCCESSION

Raila to Ruto: I built roads while you were political toddler

Raila said ODM has the ability to deliver development compared to Ruto's team.

In Summary

•Raila said ODM has the ability to deliver development compared to the Tangatanga team

•During the event, Raila handed over nomination certificates to some of the ODM members.

ODM party leader Raila Odinga issues direct ticket to Narok senator Ledama Olekina at Bomas of Kenya on April 20,2022.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga issues direct ticket to Narok senator Ledama Olekina at Bomas of Kenya on April 20,2022.
Image: ENOS TECHE

ODM leader Raila Odinga has hit out at the Deputy President William Ruto over his bragging about the work done by the Jubilee administration since it took office in 2013.

Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, on Wednesday in a meeting that brought the ODM leadership, the former PM said that Ruto has been talking about the projects whose values were exaggerated.

Raila said that ODM has the ability to deliver development projects compared to the DP's team.

“Umesema umeleta SGR, kwa gharama ngapi? Umesema umeleta stima na maji, lakini pesa ngapi? Maji umeleta lakini gharama ambayo umetumiaiko juu. Hata barabara ni hivyo. Ambieni huyo jamaa ambaye anatangatanga eti tumefanya hii, tumejenga hii. Mwambie yeye Baba alianza kujenga barabara kama yeye bado ako mchanga sana kisiasa,” Raila said.

Loosely translates to: "You said that you brought the SGR, but at what cost? You claim you brought electricity and water, but how much did you spend? You brought water, yes, but the cost was inflated. Tell that man who is crisscrossing the country saying that we’ve done this and that, that Baba started constructing roads while he was still a political toddler".

ODM party leader Raila Odinga issues direct ticket to Homabay County gubernatorial ODM candidate Gladys Wanga at Bomas of Kenya on April 20,2022.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga issues direct ticket to Homabay County gubernatorial ODM candidate Gladys Wanga at Bomas of Kenya on April 20,2022.
Image: ENOS TECHE

Raila claimed that when his team was fighting for the democracy and rights of Kenyans during the late President Daniel Moi era, the same people including the DP were protecting the government that was abusing Kenyans.

He also said that the Kenya Kwanza Alliance Bottom-Up manifesto will not work compared to the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party manifesto which is about the third liberation of the economy.

During the event, Raila handed over nomination certificates to some of the ODM members.

He said that the party will seek to emerge as the strongest party come the August 9,  general elections by winning the highest number of elective seats.

Homa Bay governorship aspirant Gladys Wanga was handed the nomination certificate as well as Simba Arati who is eyeing the Kisii County Governor seat.


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