Full Statement: Raila Odinga Hits DP Ruto Over DRC ‘No Cow’ Remarks

ODM party leader Raila Odinga has slammed Deputy President William Ruto’s over his recent controversial remarks on the availability of cows in DCR.

In a statement, Raila Odinga regretted the remarks, noting that he was disturbed by the utterances terming them a reckless manifestation of vision and foresight.

“I have been very disturbed and deeply disappointed by utterances of William Ruto that poured scorn on an otherwise friendly and enterprising nation that also holds Kenya in high esteem

“The attack by the DP was unwarranted and very short-sighted. The DP must own up and apologize to the government and the people of the Democratic Republic of Kenya,” stated Raila.

At the same time, the Kenyan ambassador to Congo George Masafu has assured the Congolese nation of a respectful relationship in the wake of the angry reactions the DP’s remarks caused.

“The Kenya Embassy wishes to reiterate that the people of Kenya share a deep and respectful historical relationship with the government and people of DRC,” ambassador Masafu said.

“Kenya is confident that these relations will be entrenched through government to government frameworks and people to people partnerships that have built in the past.”

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