Deputy President William Ruto says ODM leader Raila Odinga is not his enemy and that the two are only political competitors.
DP Ruto said this on Twitter while reacting to The Standard’s front-page story titled: “When Old Friends become Enemies.”
“Enemy NOWAY? Good people I have no enemies because there is no need for baggage. Competitors yes !! That’s the richness of democracy we should celebrate,” Ruto tweeted.
His tweet elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans on Twitter with some disagreeing with his statement.
@FrankMtetezi tweeted: “😂😂😂 why are you against handshake "Wakora" as you call Baba ??”
@The_Senator045 stated: “You only differ and disagree on some ideologies.”
@Arapkemeikimu said: “Ruto, you are stronger and better with Raila than with Uhuru.”
@PhannieAK wrote: “We know you!!! We know you. And we know you and democracy is like maji na mafuta.”
@Stanley33479110 noted: “Mchawi. Mganga. Mkora. Friendly competition indeed.”
Odinga and Ruto, who are expected to go head-to-head in the 2022 presidential contest, have in recent years traded insults with Odinga branding Ruto a corrupt leader while Ruto has constantly labeled the ODM leader a ‘witchdoctor.’