Suna East member of parliament Junnet Mohammed is among the ODM politicians accompanying Raila in his three day Turkana tour. They were received by the cabinet secretary John Munyes upon landing.
Residents chanted "baba! baba!" as Raila's convoy made it's way out of the airstrip. While making his address, Junet poured cold water on deputy president's wheelbarrow project terming it insensitive to parents who have struggled to educate their children.
"Parents have taken their children to school under hard circumstances then someone comes and says that the only job he can offer is a wheelbarrow," said Junnet
The move by Junnet to shun Ruto's identity with the wheelbarrows could have an effect on the deputy president's march to occupy the house on the hill come 2022.
The ODM leaders are on a mission to market the Building Bridges Initiative in the region and a lot is expected to come from the tour.
Other leaders to have criticized the deputy president's issuance of wheelbarrows to youths include president Uhuru Kenyatta who said that the youth are in need of employment and not hand outs.
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