ODM leader Raila Odinga has hit out at his competitor Deputy President William Ruto over his derogatory remarks directed at Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa.
Raila said that by referring to CS Wamalwa as a ‘woman,’ the Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate showcased his disrespect for Kenyan women.
Ruto’s response to Wamalwa
While rubbishing Wamalwa’s allegation that he almost slapped him, Ruto said, “In our community, we do not slap women. We respect them.”
During a tour in Kwale County, the Azimio team accused Ruto of a lack of respect for women in the country.
They said that the DP should be ashamed of equating Wamalwa to a woman, which can also be said to undermine the woman’s gender.
Speaking at Samburu in Kwale County, Raila said Ruto has disappointed the fellow men of this country “for calling another man a woman.”
“What kind of man are you, calling CS Wamalwa a woman?” posed Raila.
The ODM leader said Ruto has sensed defeat and should therefore step aside instead of expressing his anger by disrespecting other leaders and ordinary citizens.
He strongly condemned Ruto and termed his “utterances useless and baseless.”
Raila said the Azimio government respects all citizens, irrespective of gender, religion, and tribe.