'Wale wanabweka tu, lakini hakuna ukweli!' Raila slams DP Ruto and his Tanga Tanga brigade
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has lashed out at his rivals in the Deputy President William Ruto-led Tanga Tanga camp accusing them of deceiving Kenyans with empty promises.
Speaking during his tour of Trans Nzoia County on Saturday, the former premier questioned the source of the money Tanga Tanga has been dishing out, alluding to alleged mishandling of public funds on their part.
“Sera yetu na wale ambao wanatangatanga ni kama usiku na mchana, wale ni domo kaya, wanabweka tu, lakini hakuna ukweli ndani yake,” he said.
“Wakiiba pesa huko wanakuja nayo kwenu wanaanza kusema wanataka kufanya harambee kwa kanisa, kwa group ya kina mama, wanapea vijana na mara wanataka kuleta gari kwa askofu.”
Odinga defended his social protection fund agenda that has attracted a lot of criticism from his competitors saying he will raise money for the proposal by shutting down all loopholes of corruption.
“Mimi nishakuwa Waziri Mkuu wa Jamhuri ya Kenya, siwezi kuongea ovyo oyvo, ninajua pale ambapo wale watu wanapenya katika hazina yetu wanatoa pesa wanatorokea. Nitazuia zile shimo ambayo wanatoa nayo na kuhakikisha pesa imepatikana,” he stated.
He told area residents how when former President Mwai Kibaki and himself promised free education for all, critics ridiculed them but they made it possible.
The ODM leader stressed on the need to improve the livelihoods of Kenyans saying under his leadership, the country’s economy will thrive.
“Chini ya katiba yetu mpya, haitakikani Mkenya yoyote alale njaa. Ndio maana nilisema tutaleta social protection fund, bima ya kusimamia wale ambao hawajiwezi, ndio kila jamii ambayo haina mapato inapata Ksh.6,000 kila mwezi,” Odinga explained.
He emphasized on the current state of health in the nation where he highlighted the plight of the poor in hospitals unable to afford medical care, as well as instances where the government holds bodies in morgues when families are unable to raise mortuary fees.
“Tutarekebissha hali ya matibabu katika Kenya yetu. Tunataka kuona kila Mkenya akiwa na bima la matibabu na wale ambao hawawezi kujilipia serikali inawalipia,” he said.
Raila on Saturday toured various areas of Trans Nzoia County among them Sibanga, Maili Saba, Kolongolo, Endebbes, and Matisi; he is expected to continue on Sunday.