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Like any other leader, William Ruto is playing politics

By Ceazer Oduor | July 25th 2016

Deputy President William Ruto has of late come under heavy criticism for his sentiments. The man who is second in command in the country has been accused of engaging in demeaning politics instead of unifying Kenyans.

The most notable statement was the one made in Baringo in reference to a leader from western Kenya.

The sentiment has been criticised by some Kenyans, calling on National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) chairman Francis Ole Kaparo to take action against the DP.

The Kenyan political scene has not changed at all. The only change when elections are around the corner is in terms of formation of political alliances. The rest is the same script that is always characterised by demeaning utterances.

The DP was playing politics in Baringo just like the other leaders do when in their political strongholds. It is hypocritical to criticise the DP but give a blind eye to other political leaders who have given made utterances.

The CORD brigade has been touring Western Kenya to stem a rebellion in the coalition. In the rallies, the Luhya community was reminded that they would have been nowhere without CORD leader Raila Odinga.

All their success was attributed to Raila and if this is anything to go by, the Luhya people were lessened by utterances made in that line. Crucifying the DP on the utterances he made in Baringo holds no ground.

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