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Forget about Presidency, MPs to DP Ruto

Deputy president William Ruto/FILE

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) lawmakers are telling off Deputy President William Ruto to forget about presidency and instead support Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The leaders, who included party chairman John Mbadi and Siaya Senator James Orengo said Raila was the best suited to take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta.

They told Ruto to prepare to go home alongside President Kenyatta, saying they had both completed their terms after sharing power.

They also told Kenya to start preparing for a new constitution and a possible Raila presidency.

The leaders were speaking at a funeral in Migori County yesterday jjust hours before Ruto spoke against those trying to stop him from succeeding President Kenyatta.

Ruto was quoted yesterday as saying he would deal with anyone undermining him.

“I will run over whoever will stand in my way,” he was quoted as saying at a function in Tharaka Nithi on Saturday.


However, the ODM legislators said they would ensure that Ruto did not take power.

“Ruto must prepare to go home. They had one orange and shared it equally. He cannot turn around and start demanding another orange,” said Mr Mbadi
Others who opposed Ruto’s bid were Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang’, his Migori colleague, Ochillo Ayacko, Kilifi South MP Ken Chonga and Gem legislator Elisha Odhiambo.