Addressing thousands of his supporters at the Jacaranda stadium, Raila told the Head of State to look at Kenya’s historical precedence, especially his role as an opposition leader.
He particularly pointed out his influence during late President Daniel Moi’s Nyayo regime urging the president and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua not to take him lightly.
“Ruto and Gachagua have been threatening me, saying all manner of things about my protests. I want to tell Ruto, you don’t know about us. Go ask Mr. Nyayo,” Raila said.
However, in a statement on Monday, January 30, former nominated senator Millicent Omanga cast doubts on whether the former Prime Minister will succeed in his plans to oust William Ruto from State House.
Omanga, a close ally of President William Ruto wondered how Raila will defeat Ruto when Ruto defeated him at the time when he had the backing of Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta and the ‘deep state’.
“They should not forget they were defeated with a one-man army without power and now they are dealing with the same one-man army controlling the “deep state”. Watawezana kweli?” Omanga asked.
Raila still insists that he won the 2022 presidential election with over two million margins.
The veteran politician who slightly lost to President William Ruto has since asked the Head of State to accept defeat in the 2022 elections and vacate State House.
“Accept that you were defeated in the election, leave State House for Baba to get in. We are speaking the truth, we do not want war, and we do not want threats. We have our rights as Kenyans, and they cannot be snatched by a hawk, Kenyans deserve a leader that they elected,” Raila said.