The two presidential front runners have been trading barbs in the recent past over who is more popular than the other in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession politics.
A recent survey conducted by Trends For Insights Africa (TIFA) released on Monday, July 11, showed that Raila was ahead of Ruto just days to the polls.
This saw the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential candidate William Ruto accuse Raila of sponsoring fake opinion polls to breed the ground for boycotting the contest.
But speaking in Narok on Monday, July 11, the former Prime Minister dismissed Ruto’s claims that he was contemplating quitting the August 9, presidential race.
Raila accused the United Democratic Alliance presidential flag bearer William Ruto of constantly talking ill of him.
While asking the second in command to respect him, the 77-year-old who is giving his fifth and last attempt at the presidency, said he has never said he will boycott the polls.
“He (William Ruto) is used to talking about me, I am not his age. He is fond of talking nonsense about me, saying we are afraid of an election,” Raila said.
In scaled-up efforts to consolidate the Maa votes, Raila said his government will promote livestock farming noting that the region is yet to fully capitalize on the activity despite it being one of the main economic activities.
“My government is going to set up a processing plant for livestock products in Narok to create employment for the youth. Farmers from this region will no longer travel to Nairobi or Athi River for the processing of livestock products,” he said