Ruto, Raila in another Twitter spat

Ruto, Raila in another Twitter spat

By Joshua Cheloti

The ongoing push to remove four IEBC commissioners from office continues to widen differences between President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The two have publicly differed over the removal of the four that rejected presidential results for the August 9 polls.

Late on Saturday, they were involved in another Twitter spat – all related to the four IEBC commissioners.

The spat started off with Raila sharing a 2007 video of Ruto hitting out at the then Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK).

This was in relation to the manner in which the Commission had handled the poll – which resulted in one of Kenya’s worst post-election violence.

“Usijifanye leo hii kwamba umesahau when the shoe was firmly on the other foot. Let me just leave this here,” the former Prime Minister tweeted.

Raila was the ODM presidential candidate in 2007, with Ruto among his key allies.

But responding to the tweet, the President insisted that the four commissioners must face the full force of the law.

He also scolded at the opposition leader for losing the presidential election, even with the support from the sitting president and the infamous ‘deep state’.

The President challenged further challenged the former Prime Minister to stop lying to himself.

He said the fate of the four commissioners he accused of being part of a coup to overturn the will of the people will be determined by a tribunal he has formed.

“Even with the system/deep state you LOST the election.STOP deluding yourself & LYING.The coup to OVERTURN the PEOPLE’S will using rogue commissioners,you are now threatening us with maandamano about,FAILED.Their guilt or innocence will be determined by TRIBUNAL.RULE of LAW,” Ruto responded to Raila.

The opposition has planned two ‘public consultations’ at Kamukunji Grounds so as to brainstorm on the direction the country is taking.

The consultations are set for December 7th and 12th.

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