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Odinga Has Distanced Himself And His Party From The Chaos That Erupted In Kondele

Raila Odinga has distanced himself and his party from the chaos that erupted at Deputy President William Ruto's rally in Kondele.

The former Prime Minister said that Ruto just like any other Kenyan is free to travel and push his agenda to the electorate anywhere in the country during an interview with Musyi FM on Thursday.

"Mimi sitaki kuingia kwa mambo ya porojo, labda niongee kwa mwambo ya ukweli, Ruto ni Mkenya na anaruhusiwa kutembea popote kuuza sera zake," Raila said.

"Chama chetu, ile Kisumu branch ilitoa taarifa ikasema aruhusiwe Ruto auze sera zake kama mtu yeyote, kusiwe na vurugu yoyote," Raila added. 

He further claimed that neither he nor the ODM had any interest in DP Ruto's rally, including who chose to attend.

"Mimi sio mtoto mdogo niende kuorganize watu warushie Ruto mawe, kwa sababu gani? Ruto ni kitu kidogo sana kwangu," Raila told Musyi FM. 

"Yeye anaweza kwenda Kisumu kila mahali vile anavyo tanga tanga kila mahali akipiga .. anabweka hapa na pale, ni haki yake, ni binadamu, apige kifua yake, akohoe, ateme mate, hio ni sawa kabisa, hio ndio mambo ya siasa nchi yetu," 

Raila also mentioned that several theories had been proposed to explain the chaos, including claims that the running battles were caused by a disagreement over handouts.


Shortly after his rally in Kondele was disrupted, and campaign caravan pelted with stones, DP Ruto took to Twitter where he castigated the 'regressive stone-throwing culture'. 

"Our plans and programmes will ensure that the youth are liberated from regressive stone-throwing culture by engaging them in gainful activities that will better their lives through the Bottom-Up Economic Model," the DP Tweeted. 

Amid the chaos, the DP was heard trying to calm down the crowd, even as he accused his rivals of hiring youth to throw stones.

"Kisumu hii ni Kenya. Na Kisumu hii tutahakikisha tumekomboa Kisumu kutoka mambo ya mawe," said Ruto.

"We must get rid of the leaders who hire young people to throw stones.

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