RUTO’S MIDNIGHT MESSAGE TO RAILA SHOCKS KENYANS
President William Ruto was treated to an online criticism by Kenyans over his midnight response to Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
In a tweet posted by Ruto on Sunday, January 29, Ruto responded to claims by Raila that the election was rigged by sharing a publication a fact check on the whistleblower claims by a renowned political pundit.
He particularly dismissed claims that Odinga beat him in his own backyard and in the Mount Kenya region.
“Kenya has no fools (Wajinga waliisha Kenya). There is simply no possibility that Raila beat Ruto in Uasin Gishu, Nyeri, Tharaka Nithi and Meru. Yet that is what the so-called whistleblower claims,” Ruto wrote.However, Kenyans clapped back at the president, including those who support him. They asked him to focus on delivering the promises he made.
“Stand firm Mr President, only you can deal with Raila. Nonetheless, you already won the seat, make life easier for the common man and build the nation,” one tweep stated.
“Looks like your only option left is to resign and save face to fight another day. As things stand right now, its already a downward spiral for Kenya; and in no time, the economy will cease to rotate”
“Just work for the people. I believe in you and know that you can change all sectors of the economy. Let Raila continue with his cries but do not accept a handshake,” a second supporter told the president.
On the flip side, those in support of the former Premier insisted that the claims by Azimio were legitimate and asked him to exit from office.
“Looks like your only option is to resign and save face to fight another day. As things stand right now, its already a downward spiral for Kenya; and in no time, the economy will cease to rotate,” a tweep opined.
“I pity you, Your excellency. You won the election but are struggling to lead the country and all you do is seek sympathy,” a Kenyan ridiculed.
Kenyans ganged up against Ruto, drawing parallels between him and Zacchaeus, a tax collector in the Bible.
“It is us who believed that once you put the Bible down after you are sworn in prices of basic commodities will go down who are the fools,” read one comment.
Other Kenyans asked him to listen to his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, who assigned the role of responding to Raila to the leader of the Majority in Parliament, Kimani Ichung’wah.
Raila on Sunday, January 29, while addressing his supporters at the Jacaranda Grounds in Nairobi referred to the President as Zacchaeus because of the Head of State’s emphasis on tax collection to make Kenya self-reliant.