UK MP Theo Clarke praises William Ruto’s speech adding she was delighted to host Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Theo Clarke, the United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s trade ambassador to Kenya and Stratford MP, praised Deputy President William Ruto’s speech at Chatham House on Monday, March 7.
Clarke said listening to the deputy president was great in a tweet posted on her timeline on Wednesday, March 16. Her opinions came after she hosted Raila Odinga, the head of Azimio la Umoja, in the UK parliament.
“It was great to listen to @WilliamsRuto’s speech @ChathamHouse last week and as vice-chair of @AfricaAPPG, I was delighted to host @RailaOdinga in the UK Parliament this week,” she stated.
The address of William Ruto at Chatham House During his speech, the presidential candidate for 2022 refuted allegations that he is corrupt, which have been extensively circulated by his detractors.
Ruto claimed that the claims were pushed by his political foe in order to smear his name and prevent him from running for president in the August 9 General Election.
The UDA leader said the fight against corruption in Kenya had been politicized.
The UK MP Theo Clarke hosted ODM leader who was accompanied by a section of Azimio la Umoja chief proponents, among them Kitui governor Charity Ngilu, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, Mombasa governor Hassan Joho and Suna East MP Junet Mohammed.
Raila revealed that his discussion with the UK representatives revolved around the partnership between the nation and Kenya and the sole objective of revitalizing the economy post the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also mentioned during the discussions were the current election cycle in Kenya and the measures that ought to be undertaken to prevent the charged politics from disrupting the economy’s recovery post the dreaded pandemic that plagued the whole world.