Raila Shuts Ruto’s Dynasty Debate At Moi’s Burial Ceremony
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has dismissed political debates profiling a few politicians as members of dynasties that should not rule Kenya.
Speaking at Retired President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi’s burial ceremonies, Raila stated that no one has a right to block anyone who is interested in vying for any political position.
“If you look at Nyayo, he came from very humble backgrounds and he managed to come from there, joined the nationalist movement, became the vice president and eventually became the second president of thsi country. He came from poverty just like Mzee Kenyatta also came from poverty, Jaramogi Oginga also came from poverty,” said Raila.
Raila stated that Moi did not inherit anything, but struggled to get what he had. He also stated that Moi’s children are also struggling just like any other Kenyans.
“Why should somebody think that he is entitled to lead this country more than Raila Odinga because he is the son of Oginga Odinga or Gideon Moi because he is the son of Moi. Gideon has a right like any other Kenyan to vie for any position that he wants in this country,” he further stated.
Raila also stated that he had a long discussion with Moi and they decided to forgive each other.
“This is where we had our first hand shake,” he said.
The dynasty debate has been a discussion being carried by Deputy President William Ruto’s political allies.