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Raila allies term Ruto-Gachagua presidential ticket a union of thieves

by Amos Khaemba

Allies of the ODM leader Raila Odinga have warned Kenyans against electing the Kenya Kwanza team saying both Deputy President William Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua are corrupt.

Speaking on Sunday, May 15, at the historic Kamukunji grounds, Raila allies poked holes in the Ruto-Gachagua presidential ticket saying they can not be trusted with government resources.

“Kenya haiwezi ongozwa na wezi wawili. Mnakubali wezi, Ruto ni mwizi, Gachagua ni mwizi, ati president ni mwizi na deputy president ni mwizi pia.?” Junet Mohamed, the Azimio Secretary-General said.

Loosely translated to, “Kenya can not be governed by two thieves. You agree to thieves, Ruto is a thief, Gachagua is a thief, a president is a thief and deputy president is a thief too?”

Junet, while throwing a jibe at the Mathira MP regretted not having also submitted his name to the selection panel that was interviewing candidates for the running mate position for the ODM leader.

“I regret that I did not participate in the interviews. If Rigathi can be nominated to be a running mate, then I regret I did not submit my name for consideration,” said Junet.

On his part, Saboat to MP Caleb Amisi said, “A Kenya where Rigathi Gachagua is the President does not belong to me, sir. Raila is winning early in the morning”

Yesterday the deputy president unveiled the outspoken Mathira MP as his running mate ahead of the August polls.

Gachagua who claims to be a self-made billionaire is battling allegations of fraud in court involving billions of shillings of taxpayers’ money.

The MP is defending himself in court over accusations of fraudulent acquisition of public property and money laundering amounting to Sh7.3 billion through three bank accounts domiciled at Rafiki Microfinance Bank.

In October 2020 Justice Joseph Onyiego froze more than Sh200 million belonging to the MP, even though he has on several occasions defended himself saying the charges are politically motivated.

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