Raila Odinga has reacted to Deputy President William Ruto’s claims that the ‘deep state’ is planning to rig him out of the 2022 presidential election.
Raila pointed out that he is not in a position to comment on the existence of the so-called deep state as he is not a member of the government.
The only people who can talk about the deep state is President Kenyatta and DP Ruto because they hold the top-most positions in the country, according to Raila.
“I hold no position in the Government of Kenya. It is led by the president and his deputy, whose names you know. So if you’re talking about the ‘Deep State’, who is there?”
“It’s the President and his deputy. So go and ask the DP which deep state are you talking about. We are not in government as ODM. So we don’t know about this deep State,” Raila told reporters at Orange House in Nairobi on Thursday.
On Tuesday, DP Ruto declared he is prepared to face the deep state and the system, expressing confidence he will emerge victorious with God and the electorate on his side.
“We are being threatened that there is a system and a deep state that is seated somewhere, ready to decide who will be the president, regardless of who is voted in by Kenyans. Let them bring it on. They will come with the so-called system, we will come with God and Kenyans,” Ruto said.