By Mourice Seretta
Oposition chief Raila Odinga has maintained that Deputy President William Ruto is misleading Kenyan youths by giving them wheelbarrows as one way of creating jobs for them.
Speaking today during the ODM Women League Delegates meeting at the Galaxy Resort in Kitengela, Raila says the wheelbarrows that the DP gave to the youth at his Karen home are not the solution to joblessness.
“Wheelbarrow unapatia kijana na hujamuonyesha pa kujenga, kijana anaishi mtaani yeye sio mwanakandarasi, atafanya nini na wheelbarrow?” the ODM leader said.
Odinga insisted that Ruto’s hustler narrative is hoodwinking Kenyans.
The ODM leader further hit out at Ruto’s hustlers mantra arguing that it is him and some others who know where the nation has come from and where it is headed to and that Ruto is one who has always not wanted change for the better for the country.
Raila’s remarks come two weeks after Ruto handed wheelbarrows and other items to youth and women groups from Nairobi County in what he said was a bid for creation of jobs.
The DP has been hosting several groups at his home saying his priority is to help alleviate Kenyans from poverty.
On BBI Raila said that the Building Bridges Initiative will resolve the issue of challening funds from national to county governments as well as the impasse of the two thirds gender representation.
Raila further urged women to turn up in huge numbers and register as voters, ensuring that come 2022 they will also vote.
“Women are the life plug of our economy & nation. By both actions & words, women issues are ODM issues. BBI process is picking up lessons learnt to usher in a regime that is conversant with women agenda and how to realize this in practice not words,” he added.