Deputy President Dr William Ruto yesterday vowed he would not allow ODM leader Raila Odinga to wreck the ruling party under the guise of fighting corruption.
He described Raila as a deceitful politician, labelling him a “wolf in sheep’s skin” who was not forthright about his handshake with President Kenyatta, but one who was out to weaponise the purge as a political tool for 2022 succession.
“There is a lot of propaganda. You see all these campaigns (on corruption), it is all about Ruto. I will stand firm because I know there is nothing they can do. They didn’t support President Uhuru but they are now giving us a lecture on how to fight corruption and how to run the Government,” Ruto said at Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) in Nairobi’s Mwiki.
Ruto said Raila was the last person who should lecture anybody on graft and asked him to fix the opposition coalition, National Super Alliance (NASA), which he said was in a shambles, before he can lecture them on how to fight corruption.
He said he was being targeted in the war against corruption since he was the main threat for their political ambitions.
“These are people whom we have defeated three times. They have never supported our development agenda. Their anger is directed at me because they cannot get to Uhuru since he is doing his final term. The people who are claiming to be friendly to Jubilee, they are wolves in sheep’s skin,” Ruto charged.