Raila laughs off Uhuru’s claim that he is ‘petty’

ODM leader Raila Odinga on Saturday laughed off claims that he was being petty in revealing mega corruption scandals in the Jubilee government.

Mr Odinga said he would continue blowing the whistle on graft scandals in government and appealed for support from Kenyans in the fight.

“It is unfortunate that many Kenyans are taking the issue of corruption for granted. They will regret later on that I was telling the truth. But it will be too late,” said the Cord leader during the burial Mama Sarah Jematai Jemutai Saina at Kabiyet Secondary School in Nandi County.

The Cord leader spoke only a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto accused him of peddling falsehoods against the government by associating mega projects with corruption.

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Nandi Governor Cleophas Lagat his Uasin Gishu counterpart Jackson Mandago, Nandi Women Rep Zipporah Kerim, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter were among those who attended the burial.

An angry President Kenyatta, who spoke at the Jubilee Party’s National Governing Council meeting held at the Bomas of Kenya, dismissed Mr Odinga’s allegations as a mere campaign strategy.

“We have been hearing a lot of noise every time we initiate a mega project. They started with the standard gauge railway but failed, then moved to laptops, then to the Northern Water Collector Tunnel all these have been found to be full of gossip and falsehoods,” he said.

On Saturday, Mr Odinga also revisited claims that he betrayed Deputy President William Ruto at the International Criminal Court, terming the allegations as pure lies and propaganda.

“This was all propaganda that I gave up Ruto to ICC. How could I betray my fellow friend whom we were in the same party, am I mad?” he posed amidst laughter.

He said in as much as the Kalenjin did not vote for him in the last General Election, he was still willing to work closely with them.

When he spoke, Mr Moi criticised those going round the country claiming that he was dividing the Kalenjin.

“Let me tell them that it is the people who will decide,” he said.


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