In a frenzied rejoinder to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s criticism of deputy president William Ruto’s association with scandalous multi-billion tenders for construction of Kimwarer and Arror dams in Elgeyo Marakwet, Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has lampooned the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader as a ‘thief’ he well knows.
In an unprecedented plague of heated political exchanges, Waititu says Odinga is a doyen of economic sabotage who is doing everything possible to disrupt Jubilee government’s agenda of uniting the country.
Waititu scolded Raila as the architect who masterminded irregular acquisition of the Kisumu Molasses Plant.
“He fought his scandal politically until Kenyans forgot. When he was the prime minister, I was the assistant minister for water and that is when his office mismanaged Sh 3.5 billion meant for Kazi kwa Vijana. When you hear him talk about corruption, be assured that Odinga is not an angel,” he said.
He said that while Jubilee leaders support the fight against corruption, Odinga who has unsuccessfully vied for presidency thrice should not be allowed to micromanage operations of Jubilee government.
“It cannot be that we should heed to his gimmicks and dictatorial statements. Kenyans should be wary of following his well-orchestrated plan to disunite us,” said the county boss.
The governor warned that an attempt to betray Ruto in his year 2022 quest for presidency will bring shame to Mount Kenya inhabitants and render them as thankless and pure political conmen.
“We must stick to our promise of supporting Ruto. Odinga wants to stage chaos in Jubilee and use the plan to fight us when campaign time comes. We will be left without friends, a tribe that cannot be trusted and he will definitely finish us politically,” he said.
To secure a good rapport with the next generation, Waititu who spoke in Thika said that Kikuyu’s must respect their deal with Ruto and accord him the necessary backing.
“We must maintain the friendship we created with others. We don’t want another scenario where tribes rise against one ” he added.