Ruto asks Raila to desist from using youths to stone his competitors

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 17:13 |
Deputy President William Ruto.Photo/PD

Deputy President William Ruto has on Wednesday November 10, 2021 asked Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga to desist from using youths to pelt stones at his political competitors.

Ruto, who was speaking in Migori county, said that Kenyan youths need jobs and an atmosphere to work.

"The leader of ODM please, Let us not use our children to throw stones and cause violence. These young people deserve jobs and an atmosphere to work," he said.

His statement comes in the backdrop of an unfortunate stone-throwing incident during his campaign rally in Kondele, Kisumu county.

Ruto's motorcade was pelted with stones, forcing him to cut short his address.

Leaders have since condemned the violence that was meted on the second-in-command, who is on a 3-day tour of Raila's Nyanza backyard.

Speaking on the chaotic incident, Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi called for political tolerance, stating that violence would only result to more violence across the nation.

"It's saddening to see the violent events that took place in Kisumu today. We need to learn to be tolerant of each other in all walks of life. Violence breeds more violence which we don't want.

All leaders, the IEBC, security agencies & Kenyans at large should condemn such acts. Ladies and Gentlemen we cannot continue being hooligans. One Kenya is what we all want," Mudavadi said.

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