ODM leader Raila Odinga has challenged Deputy President William Ruto to resign if he is tired of working with President Kenyatta.
While accusing Ruto of sabotaging the government from inside, Odinga said the DP should be bold enough to step down like his late father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga did in 1966.
Jaramogi quit as the vice president when he disagreed with Kenya’s first President the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
“When Jaramogi disagreed with Kenyatta on the issues of land he wrote a letter that said he found it no longer tenable to remain in government and he resigned. He had the courage and decency to say I am stepping aside because I don’t want to earn a salary and I’m doing nothing. So if you have a problem with your boss, take a walk! Get out of it!” Mr. Odinga said.
Odinga spoke on Saturday at his rural home in Siaya County, where he hosted a delegation of leaders and elders from the Mount Kenya region.
He also took a swipe at DP Ruto for opposing the March 9th, 2018 handshake which gave rise to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
“Uhuru has tried to live by what we agreed. But when Uhuru is pulling in this direction the other one is pulling in this opposition direction so he cannot be able to deliver what they promised the people of Kenya,” added Odinga.
Raila also faulted DP Ruto’s recent program where he has been donating wheelbarrows and hand carts to youths as a way of empowering them, stating that tokenism and handouts are not a solution to unemployment.
“Ati unasaidia wakina mama, makanisa na vijana na wheelbarrows. Wheelbarrownomics will not solve Kenyan problems. You must address these issues properly,” he said.