Allies of Opposition Leader Raila Odinga have orders from the former Premier to oppose Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has claimed.
Speaking in Butala, Busia County, the ODM Deputy party leader said he will do everything to make sure that Ruto does not win the 2022 presidential election.
“If Raila says we go right we shall all go right and if he says we go left we have all to go left. He (Raila) has told us to support Uhuru and oppose Ruto’s presidential bid that is exactly what we are doing,” Joho said.
According to Joho, DP Ruto lacks the integrity to lead the country.
“I am extremely against the presidential bid of Ruto, this country cannot be led by someone like Ruto because of his bad integrity.”
The Mombasa governor asserted that while he can account for his wealth, DP Ruto cannot.
Joho further lauded President Kenyatta’s cabinet shake-up that tasked Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination Fred Matiang’i with overseeing all government projects.
The Sultan of Mombasa noted the appointment of CS Matiang’i will now stop Ruto from traversing the country.
“I am ready to welcome Matiang’i whenever he comes to Mombasa to oversee projects because he is not interested in politics but advancing development agenda of the Uhuru’s government,” said Joho.
Joho also told residents of Busia to prepare for the referendum, noting that he would like to see Ruto oppose it so that he can be defeated.
“There is a strong team that is ready to campaign for the change of the constitution and I am telling Ruto to dare oppose the referendum, we shall put him where he belongs,” said Joho.
Last week, ODM booted its members allied to DP Turo; Aisha Jumwa (Malindi) and Suleiman Dori (Msambweni).
“Blasphemy against Orange Democratic Movement is unforgivable, those who go against the constitution of the party will be punished and as a party we are ready for the by-elections in Malindi and Msambweni,” said ODM secretary general Sifuna.