Tuesday July 2, 2019 - Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has waded into the war of words involving Deputy President (DP) William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

The conflict between the two political heavyweights was rekindled on Sunday when Odinga linked the DP to the loss of billions meant for the construction of Arror and Kimwarer Dams in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Speaking when he toured the area, Raila further questioned the source of the huge amounts of money Ruto was donating in churches, and concluded that it could be proceeds of corruption.

However, in a quick rejoinder, Ruto dismissed the allegations and accused Raila of being unconscious of development for opposing Government projects meant to uplift Kenyans from abject poverty.

But reacting to the sentiments by Ruto, Mutunga, who served as the Chief Justice between 2011 and 2016, slammed both Uhuru and Ruto and their fellow leaders, accusing them of being the cause of poverty in the country.

"Indeed, the entire Kenyan ruling elite are the Lords of poverty," tweeted Mutunga.


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  1. including you too are the lord of poverty with all you ruling before you stepped down.