On Tuesday evening, DP Ruto had alleged that NASA leader Raila Odinga approached him four times after the 2017 elections
“I did not believe that he was doing this in good faith. Before Raila Odinga engaged President Uhuru Kenyatta on the handshake, he engaged me"
Raila Junior on Wednesday afternoon claimed that Deputy President William Ruto offered him and Winnie Odinga government positions in 2018.
Through his official Twitter account, Raila Jr claimed the DP attempted to use the ‘divide and rule’ tactic on them but it failed.
“The truth is that in January 2018 Arap Mashamba tried to entice @winnie_odinga and I with high-level government positions, a kind of divide n rule tactic using a very senior Ambassador to put pressure but obviously we told him to **** and talk to the source,” he wrote.
On Tuesday evening, DP Ruto had alleged that NASA leader Raila Odinga approached him four times after the 2017 elections before he (Raila) engaged President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The DP was speaking during an interview on Citizen TV where he revealed that he turned down Odinga’s advances.
“I did not believe that he was doing this in good faith. Before Raila Odinga engaged President Uhuru Kenyatta on the handshake, he engaged me.
“He approached me on four occasions to have a discussion and I declined to engage him for two reasons,” said Ruto.
Adding: “In Jubilee, we have one central command. Uhuru Kenyatta is the party leader and president and we all refer to him. If there is any engagement with anybody on matters politics it has to start with President Kenyatta.
“For every approach that was made by Raila Odinga to me, I informed the President. I personally told him I will not engage Raila Odinga.”
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