Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has responded to claims by the Deputy President William Ruto that the ODM boss sponsored Jacaranda chaos.
In a statement to the newsroom by his Spokesperson Dennis Onyango, Raila accused Ruto for staging the chaos.
“The strange rage expressed by Deputy President William against Rt. Hon Raila Odinga this afternoon should be easy to understand. Ruto is simply setting the stage for the removal of Madoadoa from the Rift Valley and, if need be, start a war in the Rift Valley,” Raila said.
The former Prime Minister went on to accuse the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) boss for sponsoring the disruption.
“It is not beyond Ruto to sponsor the disruption of his own rally so that he can have an excuse to start ethnic cleansing back at home. Raila said through his Spokesperson.
Raila said that the chaos was as a result of the money that the Deputy President had paid the Youths to attend his meeting.
“It also ought to be understood that the youths were being paid to attend the Jacaranda rally today. Either Ruto ran out of money or the people he trusted with the money did not pay all the youths,” he stated.
Raila said that violence has been part and parcel of Ruto’s brand of politics right from the time he introduced himself to Kenyans through the YK92, through 1997 to 2008. Other than the use of money to buy support, violence is Ruto’s main tool for political ascendance.