Ruto Attacked By ODM Philip Etale on Construction of Stadiums
The director of communications for the Orange Democratic movement one Philip Etale has attacked Ruto directly when he requested Rwandan president Paul Kagame to give lessons to Ruto on how promises are kept.
He states that Ruto had promised Kenyans that if elected to the government, the Jubilee government would put up more than five stadiums a thing that has not yet been accomplished. Philip referring to the stadium that Kagame build in Kigali known as Kigali Arena that can hold 10,000 people at ago.
This was done in the mid 2019 being the biggest indoor Arena in the East Africa. Kagames security personnel had earlier been manhandled by the security detail in Nyayo Stadium as the deputy president watched, and after Kagame had had his entrance into the stadium.
Philip did bring a debate on the promises that were given by Ruto on building of stadiums."Dear President Paul Kagame, as you sit at Nyayo National Stadium to mourn our fallen 2nd President, kindly whisper to someone next to you how a stadium can be constructed in one year and be complete for games and competitions. Tell them renovation should take only half of that time,"said Philip's post on his Facebook page.
In a quick glance, Ruto had indeed promised five stadiums back in the year 2017 but come 2020,none of them had been delivered. Ruto had earlier stated that the money to construct those stadiums had been channeled to other government projects.
This he said as he was being interviewed by Ken Minjungu on NTV. The Kigali Arena is one facility that is capable of holding high profile meetings both local and international, indoor games and concerts. Kenyans reacted to the post by Philip with others expressing their disappointment in him.
One follower commented,” as much as Philip does his paid work I don't think sometimes he processes what he writes on social media and above all telling people that you are above them is not necessary God giveth and whoever you are above might one day be above you be humble." Others replied to the post saying that money meant for the stadium was the one used to pay Odinga for the handshake.