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Ruto condemns attack on Raila’s chopper

Friday, April 1st, 2022 21:29 | By
Deputy President William Ruto PHOTO/Courtesy
Deputy President William Ruto PHOTO/Courtesy

Deputy President William Ruto has since condemned the violence that was meted out on his main competitor Raila Odinga in his Uasin Gishu backyard.

Raila, who was in Uasin Gishu county to attend the burial of business mogul Jackson Kibor, was attacked by youths who destroyed the air shield of his chopper.

In a post on his social media account, the second-in-command stated that every politician has the right to sell his or her agenda in all corners of the nation. The UDA leader beseeched Kenyans to listen and evaluate the policies of politicians and then make their own independent decisions on whether to support them or not.

"Every politician has the right to sell their agenda in every part of the country. We should listen, evaluate their policies and then decide whom to support. Political violence is retrogressive, divisive and tears down our democracy. We condemn and reject it without reservation," Ruto posted.

In his statement, Raila accused an unnamed cabal of leaders of mobilizing, arming and paying youths to cause mayhem and disorder.

The Azimio-One Kenya supremo stated that Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandagoh and Soy MP Caleb Kositany were squarely to blame for what befell him.

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