President Uhuru Kenyatta has been advised to drop his principal assistant William Ruto and embrace Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga.

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This is after Ruto allegedly abused the former Prime Minister over the ongoing war on corruption which is being led by the President and other State agencies.

Speaking in Garissa on Friday, the DP referred to Raila as the 'lord of poverty' after he called for speedy investigations into the ongoing controversial Elgeyo Markwet dams scandal.

He said the ODM leader's plan was ensure the Kimwarer and Arror dam projects stalled which will give the government a bad image.

"Slaves of poverty do not want any development in arid and semi-arid areas through the construction of dams and that is why they are driving the narrative to criminalise this kind of development initiates," Ruto said.

Speaking earlier in the day Raila had accused the DP of condoning corruption after the asserted that only Sh7 billion was in question in the dam projects and not Sh21 billion as widely reported in the media.

"Don’t tell us that only Sh7 billion was lost. Sh7 billion is not pocket change…sio pesa ya kununua mandazi," he stated during an ODM meeting.

Prominent lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi termed the war of words between the two leaders as the 'much-anticipated clash' and noted it was high time Uhuru cuts tie with his deputy.

"The much anticipated fight/clash between Deputy President William Ruto and Hon Raila finally happened today...and H.E UHURU can no longer afford to be neutral...He must show his love and either divorce Ruto (separation not enough) or officially wed Raila...(figuratively speaking)" tweeted the renowned lawyer.