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The Sharp Contrast Between Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga And Deputy President William Ruto

In the last two days, the two main candidates in the 2022 Presidential race, have been traversing different parts of the country to sell their agenda.

ODM leader Raila Amollo Odinga has been in the coastal region, and earlier today he held meetings with ODM delegates from the region. He affirmed his position of seeking partnership with the region, and stated that the coastal region has lagged behind economically for far too long.

He outlined his blueprint for ensuring that the region grows and prospers under his leadership. He spoke about the blue economy saying that if it gets the right investment it would create alot of jobs and alleviate the coastal region from systemic poverty, he also mentioned his resolve to ensure that the regions mineral industry grows and expands to a level where it can produce jobs for the youth. Lastly, he reiterated the importance of getting as many women as possible to key leadership positions.

Deputy President William Ruto, who has toured Western Kenya for the last two days, condemned Honourable Raila Odinga accusing him of meddling in the matters of Jubilee and contributing immensely in the failures of the current regime.

He also emphasized that he supported Raila Odinga in 2007 and almost got locked up in Hague for it, he then reminded the locals that he also supported the current President twice, but that the two had now ganged up to block him from statehouse. He insisted that his agenda is to create more jobs for the Youth and the small scale traders. He however did not go into details on how exactly he intends to achieve that.

While ODM leader Raila Odinga is more strategic and articulative about his plan, Dp Ruto is more slogan-minded and very cagey about the exact methods he will use to empower the less fortunate in society.

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