Ruto who has recently been engaged in a bitter war of words with Raila over the multibillion shillings dams scandal has now told Raila he is engaging in a wild goose chase because he won’t succeed in his ‘evil’ scheme.
“I want to tell him that he will not succeed. There is a shortage of fools in this country. People are very smart and know his evil schemes,” said Ruto during the launch of the Judiciary annual report on Thursday.
He accused Raila of having a tendency to criminalize every development project by the government with pettiness like ‘mandazi business’ narrative, an indirect reference to ODM leader.
“They have orchestrated and are driving a narrative that every government initiative has a corruption element in it.
“We’ll not allow those whose signature is keeping people in the slavery of poverty and fighting every development initiative using fake data, fake news and false information to try and scuttle the development agenda for our country,” Ruto added without mentioning Raila.
Raila had earlier during a meeting with ODM members at Orange House on Thursday, said that nobody is above the law in the fight against corruption.
“If somebody is stealing money, do not go and shout there that ooh Sh7 billion is nothing. Sh7 billion is not pocket change! Sio pesa ya kununua mandazi halafu wanaenda pande hii wanasema ooh sisi ni wakulima.. akitoka pale ooh mimi ni mfugaji.. yeye nikama popo,” Raila said.