Corruption is politicised to implicate me, Ruto tells BBC

In a wide-ranging conversation with BBC’s Stephen Sackur HARDtalk show, Deputy President William Ruto has fought off claims that he is corrupt arguing that corruption in Kenya is politicised to implicate politicians.

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When the question of Mr Ruto being perceived as one of the most corrupt Kenyan politicians was also floated on Tuesday, the DP answered that the Ipsos survey also named President Uhuru Kenyatta, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and “largely, all the political leaders that exist today in Kenya”.

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Mr Ruto said the issue of corruption in Kenya has been politicised and that is why politicians are mostly the ones linked to graft by the public.

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But his interviewer interjected, saying the Ipsos survey reveals that Kenyans do not trust their leaders on their promises to fight corruption.

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The journalist then switched to a different discussion.

 

 

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