By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Azimio leader Raila Odinga has accused President William Ruto of starting a class war with the invasion of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s land on Monday.
Raila claimed Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua were behind the invasion in Ruiru to settle political scores.
“During campaigns, we warned that they were propagating a class war. A class war is being actualised and this is how collapse begins,” he said.
He said Ruto was pitting the poor against the rich to achieve his selfish goals.
Addressing a press conference in Nairobi, Raila further censured the international community for keeping silent over the matter.
“Our international friends are silent when evil is happening. We want them to take a stand,” he added.
“We never anticipated a state would hire goons to invade private property,” Raila said.
He noted that Azimio leaders and supporters have been striving to abide by the law but the State has done everything to ensure the demonstrations degenerated into chaos.
“Trees were cut and animals were taken away under the supervision of the State. The last time there was an invasion like this in this part of the world was during the administration of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. He claimed to be compensating freedom fighters which led to the collapse of the economy,” he said.
Raila wondered how Ruto was in Germany looking for investments when private properties are invaded at home.
“How does Ruto talk about fighting climate change when he sends people to cut down trees at a private farm”
With him were Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, former Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, former Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya, former Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni and National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi among other Azimio leaders.
Karua also called out Gachagua and National Assembly Majority leader Kimani Ichung’wa for issuing threats of attacks.
“Police never showed up the whole day but miraculously showed up today 24 hours later,” she said.
She said Kenya Kwanza leader should not use thugs to settle political disputes.
“Our peaceful protest was met with acts of chaos,” she added.