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‘Mitumba hiyo’: William Ruto likens rival Raila Odinga to second-hand clothes

by Enock Ndayala

On Wednesday, July 20, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party presidential candidate William Ruto took his 2022 presidential campaign to Taita Taveta County as election campaigns enter the homestretch.

During the campaigns, the second in command sustained his onslaught on Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition flag bearer Raila Odinga.

While drumming up support for his first attempt at the presidency, the former Agriculture Minister pleaded with voters not to vote for former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

On Wednesday, July 20, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party presidential candidate William Ruto took his 2022 presidential campaign to Taita Taveta County as election campaigns enter the homestretch.
On Wednesday, July 20, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party presidential candidate William Ruto took his 2022 presidential campaign to Taita Taveta County as election campaigns enter the homestretch. Photo: William Ruto/Twitter

With less than three weeks to the August 9, General Election, Ruto, 55, who is giving his first jab at the country’s top office, likened himself to new brand clothes.

At the same time, the former Eldoret North MP likened Raila Odinga, 77, who is giving his fifth and last attempt at the presidency to second-hand clothes (mitumba).

“Sasa huyu bwana kitendawili anapigana na mitumba anasema hataki mitumba. Niwaulize kama huyu bwana kitendawili angekuwa nguo, si tayari angekuwa ashakuwa mtumba?” William Ruto posed amid cheers from supporters.

Loosely translated to “Now this gentleman (Raila Odinga) is fighting second-hand clothes, he says he does not want second-hand clothes. Let me ask you if he (Raila) were clothes, wouldn’t he already be second-hand?”

While chiding Raila’s KSh 6k monthly stipends to the unemployed, the second in command said he was the best bet capable of solving the plight of the majority of Kenyans through the creation of jobs.

Ruto said that the Kenya Kwanza Alliance government will invest at least KSh 200 billion in the housing, agro-processing, and manufacturing sectors in a bid to build the economy and create jobs.

“The problem of jobs can only be addressed by establishing income generating projects, industries, and supporting young entrepreneurs,” William Ruto said.

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