“Nobody steals with his community’s knowledge, and, therefore, those implicated in corruption should carry their cross,” the MP said. While in Kilifi, the MP also drummed up support for KANU’s Gideon Moi who he praised as a leader who would transform the country. The Baringo senator has been among leaders who have expressed interest in succeeding president Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.
Tiaty MP William Kamket has asked DP Ruto to carry his own cross while accusing him of dragging the Kalenjin community into his woes. The MP had previously asked the DP to resign if he is not in support of President Kenyatta’s war on graft.The outspoken MP who was speaking in Kilifi accused Ruto of protecting corrupt leaders and thereby painting the Kalenjin community in negative light.
The DP came under fire after the Kimwarer and Arror dams saga in which he claimed that only KSh 7B was in question, watering down the KSh. 21 B figure alleged to have been misappropriated. He has also been under fire after accusing the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) of playing politics in the war against graft. He previously claimed that the DCI does not have the mandate to investigate corruption cases and wanted the cases to handed to the EACC which is mandated by the constitution to handle economic crimes.
Elsewhere, the deputy president who was speaking while attending a fundraiser at the Mwiki PCEA church accused his critics of politicizing the war on corruption. He trained his guns on the leader of opposition, Raila Odinga and accused him of wreaking havoc in Jubilee in a bid of scuttling his 2022 presidential bid.