Deputy President William Ruto has blamed ODM leader, Raila Odinga for the Jubilee government’s failures.
Ruto claimed that Odinga and ODM have been involved in the running of the government for the past three years through the handshake, and cannot distance themselves from its failures.
Speaking at his Karen residence on Friday, Ruto said Odinga was the reason why the government shifted its focus from the Big Four Agenda to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
“You came and changed the government’s priorities from the Big Four Agenda to alternative ones like the Building Bridges Initiative. Now, after you have failed miserably, you want to run away,” said Ruto.
“You (Raila) must bear the consequences for the derailment of Jubilee’s development agenda. You cannot point fingers at others.”
Ruto was responding to Raila, who on Thursday criticized the deputy president for disassociating himself from Jubilee’s unfulfilled pledges to Kenyans.
"They said we are analog and that they are digital, now they are distributing wheelbarrows and handcarts. Do not give the youths handcarts and wheelbarrows. These youths need sustainable solutions. What is the use of wheelbarrows in Nairobi?" Raila said.
On Friday, Ruto also defended his 'hustler nation' narrative against claims that it is meant to divide Kenyans along class lines.
“The discussion we are having about hustler nation is not a discussion about the rich and the poor, it is about getting everybody to the table and ensure everybody counts," he said.
“How is it a discussion that is dividing people if we are saying let us also have a discussion about the ordinary people of Kenya?”