A section of ODM MPs has warned Deputy President William Ruto against dragging Raila Odinga’s name into corruption scandals.
This comes barely a day after Raila Odinga and William Ruto traded barbs over who is more corrupt than the other.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, July 6, the ODM MPs who included Moitalel Ole Kenta (Narok North), Anthony Oluoch (Mathare), Caleb Amisi (Saboti), and Godfrey Ososti instead linked Ruto and his allies to corruption.
“(William) Ruto cannot run away from corruption, it is synonymous with him and his allies. He should desist from involving Raila (Odinga) in the vice,” said Moitalel Ole Kenta.
On his part, Mathare MP Anthony Oluoch wondered why Ruto quickly attacked Raila when he said he will jail all corrupt leaders should he ascend to power.
“When the issues of corruption are mentioned, he quickly jumps to his own defense. Could he be telling us that he is synonymous with corruption?
“It puzzles some of us to see Ruto link Odinga to corruption scandals yet Odinga is not in government,” he said.
Over the weekend, Raila Odinga during his tour of the coast said he will jail all corrupt leaders should he succeed retiring President Uhuru Kenyatta after the August 2022 General Election though he did not mention Ruto’s name.
“When we get into government, our first duty will be to jail all these people,” Raila declared.
But on Sunday, July 4, during a church service in Embakasi, Ruto alleged that some individuals have no moral authority to lecture the country on corruption matters since they stole from youths while they were in government.
“These people are funny characters. When they were in government, they stole from the youth. Now they are back in government and are using cartels to steal from patients like in the case of Covid-19 billionaires,” Ruto told a congregation.