A section of ODM leaders has accused Deputy President William Ruto of orchestrating Sunday’s chaos in Kenol, Murang’a which left two people dead and scores others injured.
Led by National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohamed, the leaders condemned the violence and called for tough actions against the perpetrators.
Addressing journalists in Nairobi on Monday, Junet described DP Ruto as too angry and too bitter to become the President of Kenya.
“Ruto is running a dangerous narrative of hustler that intends to divide this country into the haves and the have nots. Grouping the hustlers is in preparation of anarchy in this country,” said Junet, who was flanked by several ODM MPs.
“Ruto is a bitter man…he is fueling chaos with his money, he must be stopped…we condemn the violence meted out on the people in Murang’a, the violence was initiated in the name of Ruto…Ruto is too angry, too bitter and too entitled to be the President, unless we want to spoil this country…He thinks he is owed Presidency.”
Junet also asked Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to investigate DP Ruto over alleged misuse of State resources including bodyguards attached to him to cause violence.
On his part, ODM national chairman and Suba South MP John Mbadi claimed Ruto is planning to cause another violence during his planned visit to Kisumu.
The leaders further hit out at churches and religious leaders for receiving what he termed as “blood money’ from politicians.
“Ruto is a violent man, we are aware of the mayhem in Murang’a, we are aware that he is planning another round of violence in Kisumu…We will not allow it…The church should not accept blood money, it’s the least we can demand,” said Mbadi.
On Sunday, Mutyambai ordered the arrest of Ruto allies, MPs Alice Wahome (Kandara) and Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu) for allegedly hiring goons who caused the chaos ahead of Ruto’s visit to Kenol for a fundraiser at AIPCA Church.