Deputy President William Ruto has linked chaos that greeted his tour of Kisumu County Wednesday to ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Speaking shortly after his rally was disrupted by rowdy youth who pelted his convoy with stones, the DP appeared to suggest the former Prime Minister might have had a hand in the ensuing chaos.
“The leader of ODM, please, let us not use our children to throw stones and cause violence.” He said when he visited Migori County later in the evening
In an apparent reference to the fracas that forced him to cut short his political event in Kondele, Ruto added….”These young people deserve jobs and an atmosphere to work. They should not be misused.”
He said Raila must allow his rivals to sell their policies to the people in his backyard and stop masterminding disruption of their political meetings.
In an apparent reference to Wednesday’s happenings, the DP said he plans to roll out programmes that will ensure that the youth are liberated from what he described as ‘regressive stone-throwing culture’ by engaging them in gainful activities that will better their lives.
“The Hustler Nation disassociates with leaders and political groupings that use violence to advance their selfish cause.” He said
Ruto cried foul even as the National Police Service said it was privy to information indicating plans to disrupt DP’s tour of Kondele.
Based on this intel, Police Spokesperson Bruno Isohi Shioso says the DP and his team were asked to skip the meeting. But, Ruto according to the police spokesperson went ahead with his planned tour against the advice given.