KOT react to Ruto’s ‘witchcraft’ taunt on Raila
Kenyans on social media have weighed with critical responses in the wake of claims by Deputy President William Ruto that Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga practices witchcraft.
The DP, who once was a close ally of Odinga, has repeatedly made this claim while on the campaign trail in recent times.
In the most recent comment, the DP claimed in Embu that the campaign slogans “Tialala” and “Tibim”, which are associated with Odinga’s National Super Alliance (Nasa) Coalition, are meant to advance the alleged witchcraft theories.
“Wakati Uhuru Kenyatta anapanga tujenge daraja ya urafiki na undugu na umoja wa wakenya anasema tuko pamoja, ati yule mganga anasema Tialala ati sijui Tibim (laughter from the crowd). Sasa mtu ya Uganga na uichawi atashindana na mtu ya Mungu namna gani?,” Ruto said.
(When Uhuru Kenyatta is planning how we are going to build friendships and brotherhood and unity among Kenyans, he says ‘tuko pamoja’, meanwhile that witch doctor is saying ‘Tialala’ or ‘Tibim’ (laughter from the crowd). So how will a witch doctor compete with a God fearing person?)
This has prompted Kenyans online to share their views:
So Itumbi what national values is JP promoting if all your leadership are selling to pple are uganga and uchawi? Must Raila be the topic ???
— GRIFFIN HARON (@griffinharon) September 25, 2017
@WilliamsRuto you judge someone by calling him mganga then say you believe n serve God surely what kind of preacher are you? Just drink wine
— MCA JIMDOLLAR (@MCAJimdollar) September 25, 2017
— Punda Amechoka (@AmechokaPunda) September 25, 2017
Giving Raila a bad name in central removes nothing from him, waste of time!
— Shaaban Luvai (@LuvaiShaaban) September 25, 2017
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Ruto have embarked on a nationwide campaign ahead of repeat presidential election against Mr Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka on October 26.