Deputy President William Ruto has escalated his war of words with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga.
In a scathing tweet on Sunday, accompanied by a Standard headline that read ‘Ruto must go, declares Raila’, the DP hit out at Odinga, stating that he should stop engaging in con artistry.
Odinga had called on Ruto to step aside, to pave way for investigations into the source of his wealth.
The country’s second in command appeared to suggest that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), whose report was launched a few weeks ago, was aimed at pursuing a personal vendetta.
“Baba (Raila), so you are saying this whole handshake/BBBI was petty personality schemes.Supporting others I was good/clean boy White as snow (mweupeee kama pamba)”. Now the same WsR should be investigated. Space/time for such deceit/conmamship is over; we are wiser. Be leaders. Be truthful.Wacha utapeli (sic), “the deputy president said.
The two leaders have been engaged in a vicious war of words.
Odinga has for long questioned the source of the DP’s wealth, and urged him to subject himself to an investigation.
On his part, Ruto has maintained that his wealth was not fraudulently acquired, and called on those with contrary evidence to submit the same to investigative agencies.