Deputy President William Ruto’s reaction to Raila Odinga’s speech in the United States at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) headquarters in Washington DC on Thursday has been the centre of discussion for some.
Through his Twitter page, DP Ruto accused the Opposition leader of plotting for his downfall in 2022 by allegedly seeking foreign support.
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The Deputy President who has already launched his bid for State House the same year now says Odinga is out to scuttle his dream for the presidency.
So,Tinga went all the way to the USA to seek support to scuttle the possibility of a son of peasant from being elected prezo in 2022!Balaa!
— William Samoei Ruto (@WilliamsRuto) November 9, 2017
Kenyans on Twitter had mixed reactions to the Deputy President’s view of Odinga’s US tour. Here is a sample of the most moving replies;
You do not even know whether 2022 will come. Create a better Kenya now before you think of 2022. Many have died and left their ambitions unfulfilled.
— Mokaya Nyakundi (@nyakundi_mokaya) November 9, 2017
my friend Ulliam tell Tinga to relax! Personally I have applied for a job in your office over 200 times but all in vain!
— peter macharia (@mash_petero) November 9, 2017
Which son of a peasant can afford to buy a hotel worth 3 billon? Which son of a peasant owns a 5 Star hotel in Kenya? Stop taking us for a full boss
— Ibrasom (@Ibrasom3) November 9, 2017
Our beloved Country is under siege courtesy of people good only in chest thumbing and name calling!Fast loosing Regional n international respect!The situation in Kenya is worsening
— Peter Mathuki (@pmathuki) November 9, 2017
What if we spread messages of unity, peace, liberty and justice because I believe these are the values that build a nation?? I think by doing that we can have a great nation.
— Odera Omondi (@OderaOmondiS) November 9, 2017
— Ibrahim Issack (@254Cdr) November 10, 2017
Some sought to assure DP Ruto that his ambition to lead the country was on course.
Dp Tinga should know that (we) Kenyans (I) Included will be the one to vote and choose our president in 2022 [@WilliamsRuto ] Its clear as swahili saying Siku ya kufa Nyani miti yote Huteleza #TAGOTAi #Samoei2022
— Kibet Benard (@KibetBenard_) November 9, 2017
Hello William, the only option for finishing Mr. Tinga politically is by not allowing the formation of Interim Government "Mkate Nusu"… We won this thing. Boflo tunachukua roho safi. Let Tinga go and rest in Political Oblivion and watch Arap Ruto ascend to the Statehouse 2022.
— Atanas (@Atanasi_) November 9, 2017