Speaking during a rally in Shinyalu, Kakamega County, on Sunday, March 27, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader poured cold water on claims by Ruto.
Odinga opined that if there was anyone whose campaign funds needed to be probed, then it should be the DP, who according to the former Premier, spends more than he makes.
“He despite making only Ksh2 million a month, he splashes nearly Ksh100 million in campaigns, yet he comes out here blubbering and trying to point a finger at others and especially me. Rubbish!” The presidential hopeful remarked.
He opined argued that the DP was the one using public funds to facilitate his political campaigns across the country and dishing out money unexplained sources.
“After stealing your money, he comes to you, with money in gunny bags, churning put money to the youth and women groups. He even donates to schools and bishops,” Raila claimed.
His sentiments come barely a day after Ruto, while in a rally in Mombasa, accused claimed that the Head of State used Ksh1 billion to buy back members who had exited from the ruling Jubilee party.
Taking a swipe at his boss, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential aspirant claimed that Uhuru was more invested in restoring the face of Jubilee instead of focusing on more pressing issues like hunger and drought, which has put millions of lives on the line.
“Do these people really understand what going hungry means? Even when citizens are dying of hunger in various parts of Kenya, Ksh 1 billion has been released to buy politicians to return to Jubilee.
“The biggest shame ever is when a government uses a billion shillings in a month where there are people dying of hunger, to buy politicians instead of food for the people,” Ruto remarked.
The remarks by Ruto further dent an already strained relationship he has with President Kenyatta. On his part, the Head of State has come out accusing his former deputy of trying to orchestrate his impeachment during a meeting with Mount Kenya elders.