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Ruto lights up Twitter with ‘lord of poverty’ jibe at Raila

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday took a dig at the National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader, Raila Odinga, branding him the ‘lord of poverty’.

The DP also blamed the opposition leader for the chaos that rocked parts of Nairobi on Friday during his return from the US.

Ruto said that Odinga was responsible for chaos, destruction, bloodshed and death witnessed in the city.

In his, tweet which has drawn over 2,000 replies, Ruto also termed Odinga’s actions were barbaric, undemocratic and primitive.

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Mr Odinga, on his part, has blamed President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee government for orchestrating violence against his supporters.

“Nasa strongly condemns what has happened today (Friday), that is becoming a pattern in our country. We hold President Uhuru Kenyatta and his illegitimate regime responsible for this absurd and unfortunate turn of events. The President has the blood of innocent Kenyans on his hands,” Odinga said while addressing his supporters in Nairobi on Friday afternoon.

According to police, at least five people were killed on Friday in a day of chaos that was marked by violent confrontations between police and Nasa supporters.