ODM’s Onyonka slams President Ruto over ‘harsh’ threats to sugar cartels

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ODM’s Onyonka slams President Ruto over ‘harsh’ threats to sugar cartels

Kisii Senator Richard Onyonka has faulted President William Ruto after his outburst against so-called sugar cartels in the country.

Speaking in Bungoma on Monday, August 28, President Ruto promised dire consequences for the ‘sugar cartels’, but it was the choice of his words that has set tongues wagging.

“Kuna macartel wako pale sijui huyu anapeleka huyu kortini, sijui mwingine anasema alinunua nini mimi nimewaambia hao watu wote hakuna mtu ako na kitu hapo hao wakora wote watoke, hiyo kampuni ni ya wananchi na tutapangia upya hakuna kesi tuta entertainment, kesi watoe na wao wenyewe watoke na nimewaambia mambo ni matatu wakitaka kuniletea kisirani either wahame Kenya, ama nitawaweka jela ama wasafiri waende mbinguni jameni wametusumbua sana hapa Mumias,” President Ruto said.

‘Unbecoming of a President

According to Senator Onyonka, President Ruto should be careful when speaking in public, as his words as the head of state mean something.

“You know his actions and his utterances mean something. When a president stands up and talks about an individual whether he has broken the law or not puts them in a situation of unfairness,” he said. 

Onyonka adds: “We must protect the due process very vigilantly and we must allow someone to go through the process if they have broken the law. Let the president not be the person who makes announcements in public where he is accusing somebody because he is trying this individual in public in advance.”