And though seen as an attempt to elevate women and appreciate their leadership, Ruto says that Raila merely picked a female deputy out of competition.
He claims that Raila was trying to copy his idea about Mama Mbogas and confused this to mean that he needs one woman in his team as their representative.
"Raila heard us talk about mama mboga and thought we said one woman. He went and picked a woman as running mate. Because they (Azimio) have nothing original," he said on Wednesday, reports The Star.
The Second in Command made the remarks when he took his campaigns to Mombasa County, which is considered largely a Raila bedrock and stronghold.
He warned Kenyans against giving Raila a chance to lead them, claiming that unlike him, who has an agenda, the former Premier has nothing at all.
He also alleged that Raila is merely a project of some powerful people who, instead of serving the people, will be following what's told to him by his bosses.
"The Whiteman says "he who pays the piper, calls the tune", do you think the 'project' can go against the master's words?" added the DP.
Unlike Raila who is taking his fifth shot at the top seat, Ruto is taking his first one.
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