Deputy President William Ruto has now openly claimed that ODM leader Raila Odinga is President Uhuru Kenyatta’s puppet being used to implement the government’s policies.
Speaking in Garissa Township, Ruto claimed that the government is trying to pass the Political Parties Act so that Uhuru’s administration can install a puppet leader in the next General Elections.
Ruto also criticises Raila’s push for constitutional changes noting the changes would have seen the country have a marionetted for a president who will only be answerable to a few wealthy people and not the common wananchi.
“You have started another scheme that you want to select for us a puppet who serves the interest of a few rich people so that you can install him to run the affairs of a nation to the detriment of millions of Kenyans,” Ruto said.
“We are telling you, the people of Kenya, will not accept a puppet president that serves the interest of a few rich people. The people of Kenya will elect their president who serves the interest of every Kenyan irrespective of their financial status, the community they come from or their religion because we believe in a united country.”
Ruto said that the plan to install a puppet president will only divide the country and it should be shunned.
“We want to tell you the people of Kenya are united in a national political dispensation and we will not allow you to divide the people of Kenya or install a puppet president who will serve the interests of a few,” he added.