Speaking during an interview on KTN News, the former Prime Minister took a swipe at President Ruto’s never-ending visits across the country.
Raila said President Ruto’s tours have not majorly focused on development but rather on politicking and calling people names.
He instead asked the Head of State to abandon his countrywide tours and sit down and do some concrete work for Kenyans.
“He should sit down and do some concrete work. You cannot supervise the whole country. Put in proper working structures. That is what will deliver results, not running around politicking, sloganeering, and calling people names, this hot air,” Raila said.
Earlier, a section of Nyanza leaders especially those allied to Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party had asked the president to postpone his Nyanza tour over security concerns.
However, State House spokesperson Hussein Mohamed on Thursday, October 5, maintained that the President’s tour will go on as planned.
Ruto will on Friday, October 6, visit Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya, and Migori counties.
During his time there, the Head of State will launch various development projects and meet with the locals.
He said that Ruto’s tour aims to launch projects to enhance the residents’ quality of life, aligning with the government’s Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA).
The BETA agenda prioritizes areas such as bringing down the cost of living, eradicating hunger and job creation, expanding the tax base, improving the foreign exchange balance, and promoting inclusive growth through interventions in five core sectors.
“During the tour, President Ruto will also engage with the residents of the region, meet farmers, and interact with local leaders,” Hussein Mohammed said in a circular.