ODM party leader Raila Odinga has surprised many after he strongly came out to defend his rival and 2022 competitor William Ruto. Ruto was facing a tussle in parliament after legislators vowed to criminalize his slogan of hustlers vs dynasties.
Raila Odinga said despite the slogan being dangerous to the country, the DP should be allowed to exercise his freedom of speech. He asked members of parliament to drop the bill and let the deputy president be.
He promised that together with those who are against the slogan will educate Kenyans on its vices.
” I would strongly appeal to members of parliament to drop any attempts to legislate against this otherwise deadly slogan. As a country, we fought for and should respect free speech and association.
We should be able to allow the Deputy President and his team to continue with their chosen slogan without any inhibitions. Those of us who see its dangers should continue educating our people against falling for it,” Raila Odinga said.
Hustler vs dynasty talks has seen a sharp division among Kenyans and have been strongly criticized for causing class wars that is dangerous to any country.