Raila responds after DP Ruto asked for apology over Kibra violence
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga’s spokesman Dennis Onyango has responded, after Deputy President William Ruto asked Odinga to apologise over electoral violence.
In a tweet on Saturday, the DP accused Raila and ODM supporters of being behind the violence witnessed during the just concluded Kibra parliamentary by-election, and asked him to apologise to all those who were attacked.
Referring to him as ‘Tinga’, Ruto said the former Prime Minister was fond of perpetuating ‘gangsterism’ and demanded an apology from the opposition chief.
“As Kenyans we demand that Tinga/his party unconditionally, unequivocally and publicly renounce the culture of violence, chaos, terror and gangsterism their signature modus operandi as witnessed in Kibra and unreservedly apologise to victims past and present for their hurt and loss,” he posted.
In a quick rejoinder, Onyango poured scorn on the sentiments and accused Ruto of suffering from hangover following Jubilee’s defeat in the Kibra polls.
“After the resounding victory in the Thursday Kibra elections, ODM and its leadership are moving forward to other important battles for the good of Kenya. We leave it to losers like Ruto’s Jubilee wing to curse, analyse and cry over Kibra. We have vacated that past to losers,” Onyango said.