Opposition and ODM leader Raila Odinga has denied claims that he was scheming to push Deputy President William Ruto out of the Jubilee Party arguing that anyone making such allegations was scared of the war on corruption.
Speaking in Machakos County during the launch of a hospital in Mlolongo, Odinga said the government’s latest crackdown on graft has sent tremors, making some politicians to panic.
He further said he is not interested in the 2022 politics or anything personal but what will benefit all Kenyans. He noted it was unfortunate that the Deputy President has directed his anger on him.
The former Prime Minister further refuted claims by Ruto that he was taking advantage of the handshake to cripple the Jubilee Party. He also said that such claims were baseless.
Odinga maintained that his deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta is aimed at ending tribal and economic problems that have crippled the economy for long.
Meanwhile, Deputy President William Ruto now says the Opposition is in panic mode after he forged a working relationship with leaders in the Coastal region.
Ruto says it is hypocritical for the Opposition to talk of uniting the country while at the same time summoning its members from the Coast for disciplinary action for working with him.
Speaking in Voi Constituency, the Deputy President vowed to continue associating with all leaders of different backgrounds for the sake of development.