DP Ruto hits out at ODM after statement on Covid-19 funds scandal

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DP Ruto during interdenominational prayers at Sugoi, Uasin Gishu. Photo/DPPS

Deputy President William Ruto has called out the ODM party, terming the opposition party as a “pretentious opposition party”, a day after the party criticized DP Ruto for not helping President Uhuru Kenyatta deal with graft in government and instead celebrating that he isn’t being linked with the Covid-19 funds scandal.

On Saturday, ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna said the DP’s lack of political intelligence is a hindrance to the smooth running of government and that at a time when he should be helping he President he is busy holding campaigns at his residence. “We must ask the DP t either rise to the occasion and play the role of DP, or ship out an let the President work in peace.”

However, on Sunday, DP Ruto hit back at ODM, as the blame game on the misused Covid-19 funds catches on. In a tweet, the DP said their intentions concerning the handshake weren’t for the benefit of Kenyans, “The pretentious (former)Opposition, now turned Lords of corruption, attempted defence of the Covid-19 grand larceny is NOT shocking. It confirms the worst of Kenyan’s fears that their side of handshake was never interested in the people’s good but opportunity to loot.What a shame.” During interdenominational prayers at his Sugoi home, he urged leaders to remain firm and committed to their call to serve.