Raila on DP Ruto’s wheelbarrow initiative: If you really care, give them your helicopter instead


Raila on DP Ruto's wheelbarrow initiative: If you really care, give them your helicopter instead
A collage of Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.

ODM leader Raila Odinga has fired shots at Deputy President William Ruto’s camp over their criticism of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Raila was speaking at the Kisii State Lodge on Tuesday where he received the BBI report alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He seized the moment to address critics who have rubbished the BBI report as a waste of time.

“People saying it’s a waste of time, tuangalie watu wa chini, how do you address them if you don’t know them?” Raila posed.

Raila rubbished the wheelbarrow and mkokoteni intiative championed by DP Ruto, saying it is in bad faith.

He accused DP Ruto of acting like he just fell from heaven, yet he has been in the government for the past 8 years.

“You did not drop from heaven like an angel, you have been around, is it that you just discovered watu wa mkokoteni?” Raila asked.

“If you are really concerned, why give them wheelbarrows instead of your helicopter?”

The former Prime Minister’s criticism of the second-in-command did not sit well with the DP allies with Senator Millicent Omanga taking to Twitter, asking how many helicopters Raila has given so far.

The BBI report which appears to have split Kenyan politicians into two will be launched to the public on Monday at the Bomas of Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta who says the BBI will address issues that have beleaguered the nation for decades asked Kenyans to read the report and internalize it.

At the same time, he asked politicians to shun the politics of division and instead, read the report with the aim of making it better.

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