Raila Can Only Win The Presidency By Rigging -DP Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto

The DP told an attentive audience in the US that there was no way Mr Odinga could defeat him and win the presidential election if not through interference by state actors, he can only win through massive rigging

By The Weekly Vision Online

Deputy President William Ruto has used his high profile tour to the USA to lash out at his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta over his association with opposition leader Raila Odinga. A visibly angry Ruto accused the president of planning to rig the August 9th election and impose the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga as the president.

Just recently President Kenyatta declared his support for Mr Odinga as his preferred heir while trashing out against his DP William Ruto as someone who cannot be trusted with state power. The DP used the safety of being half a world away to bash at his boss for trying to “force Mr Odinga down the throat of Kenyans!”

The tour by the DP and his huge entourage will cost the taxpayer Ksh. 106 million per day. He claimed he was privy to information of planned vote-rigging in August, “that has already started with a manipulated voter register”

He told an attentive audience in the US that there was no way Mr Odinga could defeat him and win the presidential election if not through interference by state actors. He could only win through massive rigging, the DP claimed. The DP is on a tour to the USA and UK and Qatar accompanied by a huge delegation numbering 31 people. The tour will cost the taxpayer Ksh. 106 million per day. He claimed he was privy to information of planned vote-rigging in August, “that has already started with a manipulated voter register.”

The claim by the DP alarmed Kenyans in the USA some of whom warned against it, arguing that it would lead to a repeat of the deadly 2007 post-election violence that claimed 1350 lives and displaced 650,000. Almost one million Kenyans work and live abroad and have registered in huge numbers for the August 9 elections.

Kenyans in the diaspora, the USA, UK, Asia and the Middle East are likely to offer critical swing votes in the envisaged closely contested poll between Raila Odinga and William Ruto. It’s not for nothing that the shrewd DP has made this visit. The donor community has repeatedly warned against a repeat of bungled presidential elections that triggered ICC cases against the president, his deputy and four others in 2014-2016. The cases collapse over recanted evidence.

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