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Ruto responds to Nasa’s ‘extortion racket-styled’ economic boycott

Deputy President William Ruto has hit out at Raila Odinga in the wake of Nasa’s call to its supporters to boycott products and services from companies perceived to be ‘friendly to the government.’

Through his Twitter handle, Ruto responded by sensationally suggesting – without proof – that the said companies have been ‘blacklisted’ by Nasa for refusing to donate towards Nasa’s kitty.

In particular, Ruto advised Bidco Refineries, who are one of the three companies, to continue rejecting the extortion scam.

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The Deputy President also assured the affected companies – that include giant telecommunications Safaricom and Brookside Dairies – of the government’s support.

On Friday, Nasa officially kicked off its resistance strategy, by urging its supporters to boycott products and services produced by these three local companies.

“The companies have denied Kenyans their right to participate in democratic elections. If these corporations think they can go to bed with the regime, then they will feel the power of our supporters,” Suna East MP Junet Mohammed said.