Deputy President William Ruto, in a series of tweets on Saturday, took a dig at NASA leader Raila Odinga over his recent stance on the repeat elections and the protests that have in most cases turned chaotic and led to loss of lives and property.
In one of his tweets, the Deputy President branded Raila a despot who banks on violence to advance his political agenda.
He accused Raila of having a hand in recent attacks on Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials in Kisumu, Siaya, Migori and Homabay im his continued attempts to derail the October 26th repeat poll.
"So,the democrat,Mr Odinga will sponsor violence using his supporters & family to ensure there is no IEBC & no voting in nyanza? Surely!!!," Ruto said in a tweet.
Ruto added that the Nasa leader is also planning to employ violence in his strongholds to stop the election.
"The riots against elections causing destruction & loss of life ; violence targeting IEBC in nyanza are tools of a tyrant, despot & dictator," He added in another tweet.
Raila and Nasa have insisted that there will be no election on October 26th. Two weeks ago, he wrote to the electoral commission to inform them of his withdrawal from the presidential race for the repeat poll.
However, President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee party have maintained the election will proceed with Raila's participation or not. On Mashujaa Day, the head of state warned those planning to disrupt the Thursday's election that the government will not spare them.