ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna has claimed that President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua are vengeful people.
Speaking to a local TV station, Sifuna justified his statements by saying that the duo intent to go after those who opposed them even after they won election, judging from the speeches and remarks they have been making in public.
According to him, there is no point of the two leaders haranguing those they ran against because they are now in power.
“I guess this is their way of celebrating victory but if you see how they are eager to go after their perceived enemies and reminding them every time, including the president’s speech in parliament. This is the reason why some of us would rather keep off these events because if they see you they remind you of how you used to harass them while in government and now it’s your turn to eat a humble pie,” Sifuna said.
The Nairobi senator further said that Gachagua is not competent for the role of a deputy president following his remarks on forex and shamba system.
“This is not what leadership is about. You need some magnanimity, you need some grace. You must have people that are competent for the jobs they are going for. He is not competent to speak on matters of forex. Even if he tries, even in the context of climate changes, then you have a deputy president saying that we will release people back into the forest after the fights we have had to save the Mau, the science has explained to us rainfall does not come from the clouds. Some people are still stuck with 1990s DO’s mentality,” he added.
Due to that, Sifuna says it is no longer safe him to watch news with his child because of Gachagua’s bad language.
“There was a time when it was safe to watch news with my 6-year old daughter. But when you hear expletives from the deputy president and because she is a little bit far away you can’t catch her ears before the words come out then she looks at you and says ‘Daddy what is the meaning of that word that our deputy president has used.” It is very embarrassing,”he noted.