Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga on Thursday, March 16 stated that he would sue President William Ruto for defamation.
Speaking during a rally in Nakuru, the former Prime Minister claimed that President Ruto has been tarnishing his name by linking him to the 1982 attempted coup.
Raila noted that he was cleared from the charges after the courts found out that there was no evidence linking him to the incident.
“I was discharged from treason charges after the courts found out that there was no evidence linking me to the 1982 attempted coup. Ruto has spoiled my name and I am going to sue him for defamation,” said Raila.
The ODM leader's remarks come after President Ruto asked him to hold peaceful anti-government protests.
“My friend Raila Odinga you cannot continue to blackmail the country. We have no problem with you organizing demonstrations but please it’s your responsibility to work with the police to make sure that the rest of the citizens of Kenya, their lives are not disrupted, their property is not destroyed, their businesses are not affected and they can go to work,” said Ruto.
He added,” The government will not allow loss of life, destruction of property, and looting. We will not allow a few individuals who have refused to accept election results to cause chaos among peace-loving people,”