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Maliza uende, there is no room for sympathy votes – Raila tells Ruto

Sunday, June 19th, 2022 21:01 | By
Deputy President William Ruto (left) and ODM leader Raila Odinga at a past function. PD/File

ODM leader Raila Odinga has taken a swing at Deputy President William Ruto after the latter accused him of sanctioning the violence that was meted out on him and his entourage during his rally in Jacaranda grounds, Nairobi.

While branding Ruto as Mr. Six months, the ODM Supremo claimed that the second-in-command's habit of blaming everyone for everything that befalls him has become untenable.

The former premier opined that the electorate is now woke and will not be hoodwinked by Ruto's brand of politics that is premised on seeking sympathy votes.

"Mr. Six months, for how long will you blame everyone for everything that befalls you. It’s not okay to be rudderless, clueless, and plan-less. This country is slowly overcoming fraudsters and shortcuts that define your politics. Maliza uende. There is no room for sympathy votes!" Raila posed.

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Raila Odinga and William Ruto at a past function. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Ruto viciously attacks Raila

Raila's sentiment came against the backdrop of a scathing attack directed at him by the Kenya Kwanza presidential flagbearer. In his attack, the Deputy President christened Raila as the Lord of Violence and as Mr. Kitendawili.

Ruto accused the Azimio presidential candidate of hiring jobless youths to block him from holding a rally in Jacaranda.

Ruto addresses his supporters in Jacaranda grounds PHOTO/William Ruto/ Facebook

"Mr. Kitendawili, The Lord of Violence has done it again: Hired innocent, desperate & jobless young people - victims of his sabotage of the Big4 jobs plan, to shed innocent blood in his eternal quest for power. What a shame on Father's Day!
Mr father of violence; Freedom is coming Aug 9th!" he said.

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