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DP Ruto fires back at his critics

Jonas

Sept. 11, 2020

Deputy President William Ruto yesterday hit out at those faulting his engagements with leaders, youth and church, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Ruto spoke in his Sugoi home, Uasin Gishu County a day after ODM leader Raila Odinga censured him over his alleged questionable donations to churches and charity works. Yesterday, the DP appeared to
, vowing not to relent in his current endeavors.
hit back at Raila
“Stop complaining throughout. You have become a perennial complainant. You complain when you are defeated in elections and even when in government. You complain everywhere. You really take crown for complaining,” he said.
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Hosting a delegation of religious leaders from Nyamira County at his Sugoi home, the DP expressed his displeasure with leaders castigating him over his activities, including church events and distribution of motorcycles and other items to youth groups. “I don’t know what problem some people have and I really sympathise with them because when I host delegations at my residence they complain, when I go to church they complain, when I make church donations, they complain, when I support the youth by donating boda bodas, they still complain,” said the DP.
Expressed displeasure
He added: “So you want to tell me you have nothing else to do apart from discussing me from morning to evening, week after week? Does it mean you have no plans of your own?”
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The faith leaders in attendance were joined by MPs Joash Nyamoko (North Mugirango) and Vincent Kimose (West Mugirango) for interdenominational prayers at Sugoi. Raila had on Thursday, while in Taita Taveta County, launched an attack against Ruto, claiming the DP was exploiting the gullibility of faithful and the youth to mask his source of wealth. “You walk around with money in sacks and pouring it all over in church every Sunday then quote the Bible to prove how pious and philanthropic you are,” said Raila. He claimed the DP’s increasing acts of charity were suspect and should be investigated to determine the source of money. “You are all over the place with money. Today you are giving water tanks, tomorrow you will give wheelbarrows and you cannot explain where these millions are coming from,” said the ODM leader. Raila said church leaders should shoulder the blame for accepting Ruto’s huge donations gladly without questioning his intentions and source of wealth.? The DP is expected to travel to Vihiga County today to attend the funeral of the
MPs attending
and be in Kajiado County on Sunday, where he has two church events in Kitengela lined-up.
Church of God of East Africa founder Rev Byrum Makokha
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