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“Violence is Ruto’s main tool for political ascendance” Raila Odinga’s Secretariat

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Raila Odinga’s Secretariat has responded to DP Ruto’s claim that the ODM party boss organized chaos that was witnessed at Jacaranda grounds rally today.

DP Ruto allies condemn Embakasi East MP Babu Owino over skirmishes witnessed at Jacaranda grounds today

Read the full statement below.

January 16, 2022.

PRESS STATEMENT: STRANGE RAGE OF WILLIAM RUTO

The strange rage expressed by Deputy President William against Rt. Hon Raila Odinga this afternoon should be easy to understand.
Ruto is simply setting the stage for the removal of Madoadoa from the Rift Valley and, if need be, start a war in the Rift Valley.

Violence has been part and parcel of Ruto’s brand of politics right from the time he introduced himself to Kenyans through the YK92, through 1997 to 2008. Other than use of money to buy support, violence is Ruto’s main tool for political ascendance.

It is not beyond Ruto to sponsor the disruption of his own rally so that he can have an excuse to start ethnic cleansing back at home.
It also ought to be understood that the youths were being paid to attend the Jacaranda rally today. Either Ruto ran out of money or the people he trusted with the money did not pay all the youths.

The bigger picture that Kenyans must not miss however is that Ruto is looking for an excuse to start ethnic cleansing in the Rift Valley.

Raila Odinga Secretariat.
January 16, 2022.

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Martha Karua brought oomph to a humdrum Azimio campaigns

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Barely two months ago, Martha Karua, the no nonsense lawyer cum politician was nowhere within President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession matrix.

Thanks to her nomination as Raila Odinga’s running mate on May 16, she suddenly hit the limelight again.

Her nomination brought oomph to Azimio’s humdrum campaigns that had left many supporters of the Coalition party complaining.

The former Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister in late President Mwai Kibaki’s government hit the road running the following day with a tour of her home county Kirinyaga, for a thanksgiving service.

The following days saw her visit Tharaka Nithi County, Embu County, Murang’a County, and Nyeri the backyard of Deputy President William Ruto’s running mate Rigathi Gachagua.

Her inroads in the vote rich region made Deputy President William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza Alliance brigade go back to the drawing board.

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Infact Ruto had to immediately embark on bottom-up economic model town hall forums in each of the counties Karua had traversed.

This was the first time Deputy President William Ruto was feeling the real political test in a region he has enjoyed massive support from, for close to four years now.

Political analysts believe the entry of Martha Karua, and with the nomination of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua as William Ruto’s running mate, tides were bound to change.

Karua is well known for her exemplary career both in the legal field and politics.

At only 24, the former Gichugu MP was a magistrate.

Unlike Rigathi, Karua hasn’t been mentioned in any serious scandal ever since she joined politics.

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Her toughness came out well during the 2007 Presidential votes tallying at the Bomas of Kenya.

She was by then, one of late President Mwai Kibaki’s fiercest defenders.

After the formation of grand coalition government, Karua resigned from Kibaki’s administration citing frustrations from the late President’s inner circle.

With two months left before Kenyans head to the poll, will she maintain the tempo, take it much higher or will Ruto’s influence finally overcome her?

Time will tell.

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“Their support isn’t genuine” – Moses Kuria tells Raila

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Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria’s sentiments that Mt Kenya region’s support for Raila isn’t genuine, if true could cause chaos in Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance Coalition party.

The Coalition party brings together President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party boss Raila Odinga, who’s also the coalition party’s Presidential flag bearer.

The legislator claims there’s a hidden agenda in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s support for Mr Odinga’s bid.

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Speaking during the Murang’a economic forum, the Chama Cha Kazi party leader warned that the leaders purporting to campaign for the former Prime Minister were only backing their own, his running mate, Martha Karua, whom they hope will replace him in future.

Kuria added that the leaders were secretly going behind Odinga’s back on the ground and that they would eventually edge him out should the time come.

The MP is on recording advising Mt Kenya leaders to allow Martha Karua be the region’s spokesperson as President Uhuru Kenyatta prepares to leave office.

He still maintains he has a lot of respect for the former Gichugu MP but says she can’t sell Raila Odinga in Central Kenya.

Odinga chose Karua, dropping his longtime political ally, Wiper party boss Kalonzo Musyoka.

This led to the former Vice President declaring that he would be vying in August alongside Raila Odinga, Deputy President William Ruto among many others.

He even went ahead to unveil a running mate named Mr Andrew Leteipa Sunkuli.

Mr Leteipa is a brother to former Cabinet Minister in late President Daniel Moi’s regime.

That has since been dealt a major blow by Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC)

Kalonzo whom our sources can now reveal is back to Azimio, was barred from contesting.

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During the unveiling of Martha Karua as his running mate, Raila Odinga nominated Kalonzo for the position of Chief Minister in his government, that’s if he won the August 9 contest.

Are you in agreement with Moses Kuria that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s support for Raila isn’t genuine?

 

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Moses Kuria predicts results Ruto vs Raila contest

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Deputy President William Ruto and ODM party boss Raila Odinga are the top two contenders in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta. Moses Kuria has a prediction on who’ll emerge victorious.

Ruto is going for the top job on a UDA party ticket.

The party is part of Kenya Kwanza Alliance coalition that comprises of the following political parties;

ANC led by Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya of Moses Wetangula, Chama Cha Cha led by Moses Kuria, Democratic party of National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi.

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Former Kiambu County Governor William Kabogo’s Tujibebe Wakenya party, Amason Kingi’s PAA, Maendeleo Chap Chap of Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua.

The Service Party (TSP) led by former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri is also part of the Coalition.

Raila Odinga on the other hand is vying on Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance coalition party that brings together more than twenty political parties.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party is also part of the Coalition.

Below is Moses Kuria’s prediction on the contest.

According to the Gatundu South MP, Deputy President William Ruto is going to beat Raila Odinga with a margin of more than 300K votes.

Are you in agreement with his prediction?

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