Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga yesterday launched fresh attacks against Deputy President William Ruto over his relationship with foreign investor and their significance to the Country’s economy.
Talking yesterday while addressing Mt Kenya business members at the Late Nginyo Kariuki’s son’s home in Kiambu, Raila said that the Country’s economy would still grow through reliance on local investors than foreigners.
This is after the government few days ago ejected from the Country a Turkish businessman cum investor Aydin Harun linked to Deputy President William Ruto.
Harun Aydin was picked by the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) at the Wilson Airport, interrogated and later ordered to leave the country.
Reports also indicate that President Uhuru while meeting the OKA co-principals, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress (ANC), Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula and KANU’s Gideon Moi also commented on the Turk in State house Mombasa.
“The President was very mad with the DP following his discussions with a so-called foreign investor with questionable credentials and will no longer continue serving with people exhibiting divided loyalty,” sources privy to the meeting stated.
While in Kiambu on Thursday 12 August 2021 Odinga further castigated the DP’s bottom-up approach to the economy noting that it was misleading to the youth.
“We want to lift Kenya from the status of a third-world economy to middle income by 2030. That is why we designed with Mwai Kibaki (former President), Vision 2030,” the former Prime Minister added.
The former prime minister was in the company of his elder brother Oburu Odinga, Machakos County governor Alfred Mutua and former Gatanga Member of Parliament Peter Kenneth.
“Uhuru wants us to work with Raila, why would you not support him? He fought for the Constitution, and today, we have devolution,” Peter Kenneth, a former Presidential candidate, stated
Odinga has since intensified his tour of the Mt Kenya region since being reportedly being preferred as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2022 successor, with the Kikuyu Council of Elders planning to host him on August 28, in the company of 100 Luo leaders in Nyeri.
“Now circumstances have changed and the government of the day is part of this movement to bring the lake and the mountain together,” his brother, Oburu Odinga, told the businessmen in Kiambu.