DP William Ruto has urged the public to take a moment to pray for CORD co-leader Kalonzo Musyoka after IEBC protest calling for the disbandment of the commission.
The deputy president was caught in a video scoffing at Kalonzo for joining Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula in the protest.
Speaking during president Uhuru’s visit to Ukambani two weeks ago, DP Ruto said he was set back on his heels when he saw a former vice president seated on the road in the name of demonstration.
According to Ruto, Kenyans gathered at the rally should say a prayer for the former vice president. Ruto said:
“Ndugu yetu Kalonzo mmuombee. Kwa sababu mara ya mwisho nilikuta yeye ameketi kwa lami Nairobi. Ameambiwa na mwingine tuendeni tuketi kwa lami. Yule Kalonzo ambaye alikuwa vice president siku hizi anaketi kwa lami (Pray for our brother Kalonzo because the last time I found him seated on the tarmac in Nairobi. He had been instructed by another person to sit on the tarmac. The same Kalonzo who was the vice president seated on a tarmac in Nairobi).”
Here Is The Video, Courtesy Of Dennis Itumbi:
The VP was apparently making reference to the day the CORD leaders staged a sit-in at the IEBC offices in Anniversary Towers along University Way.
The DP’s mockery is one of the multiple condemnations the sitting-government threw at the opposition for staging the protest.
Opposition rallied its supporters to protest after Jubilee administration declined to solve the IEBC issue through dialogue outside parliament.
The protests led to the death of at least six people who were reportedly shot by police. The protest also marred business activities with some properties destroyed during the standoff.
CORD also alleged that police attempted to kill her leader Raila Odinga after his car was reportedly hit by a bullet during the protests against the electoral commission.
Police denied this claim saying the car was hit by a stone. However, Mr Etale, CORD’s spokesman, said the security team detained a journalist who was trying to collect the spent cartridges which hit the car and was not a stone.
The demonstration has since been solved as a motion seeking to form a committee that will investigate the IEBC is already in parliament.