While accusing his main rival of using ill-gotten wealth to advance his presidential bid, the opposition chief urged his supporters to attend William Ruto’s rallies for money.
“Sasa akikuja hapa aseme kwamba anataka kukutana na vijana wa Budalangi, msikatae, endeni, akitoa pesa hiyo chukueni,
“So when he comes here and say that he wants to meet the youth of Budalangi, do not hesitate, go and when he gives the money take it,” Raila said.
Raila spoke on Friday, December 24, during the annual Banyala Festival in Budalangi, Busia County.
This comes barely a day after Ganze Member of Parliament Teddy Mwambire revealed that he mobilized ODM supporters to attend William Ruto’s Kilifi rally for handouts.
“We mobilized Kilifi residents and ensured most of them attended that rally so as to take the little money they are dishing out so as to buy seedlings for the planting season. We never went to listen to any policy from them,” Mwambire said.
The deputy president who has been crisscrossing the country to popularize his Bottom-Up economic model by dishing handouts to youth groups, Mama Mboga’s and Boda Boda operators recently accused Raila of being stingy.
Speaking to a delegation of political and religious leaders from Samburu and Kajiado counties on Tuesday, December 14, at his official residence in Karen, Ruto said Kenyans will not consider a presidential contender who does not stand with them at their hour of need.
“Our friend does not come nor contribute to both church and school Harambees neither does he even pay tithes,” William Ruto said in an apparent reference to Raila Odinga.