Former Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe has continued with his criticism of Deputy President William Ruto with new allegations of engaging in corrupt practices.
I witnessed Ruto call junior officers to influence tenders – Murathe
We are scared of what he will do if he becomes President
On Wednesday, Murathe claimed he had personally witnessed Ruto calling procurement officers to influence tenders and allegedly went as far as giving instruction on how the tenders should be inflated.
“He is the kind of person who will pick up the telephone and call junior procurement officers and direct them how to give tenders. He would even be part of the teams inlating the cost of tender, I have been witness to that,” Murathe said in an interview with KTN News.
The former Jubilee Vice Chair, an insider in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s circle, said his team was genuinely scared of what a Ruto presidency would portend for the country.
“If he have act with such impunity when he is the number two, what will happen when he is the number one with the Air Force One,” he added.
The former Gatanga MP did not mince his words in attacking the Deputy President whom he accused of accumulating unexplained wealth during his time in government.
“There is a clip that plays now and then and Khalwale (former Kakamega Senator Boni), is asking William Ruto to explain how he has acquired four or five helicopters, how he has built a Sh1.2 billion house. He says he knows his salary and the he is aware of the businesses that the DP does, it is a legitimate question,” Murathe added.
On Tuesday evening, Ruto denied owning some of the property that are often attributed him including the Sh1.2 billion house and the helicopters.
The DP did not deny calling officials working on various government projects, including the Arror and Kimwarer dams, but said his calls were meant for coordination and ensuring speedy delivery.
“I have a list of many government officials here in my office, including their home telephones. I am always calling them to follow and pressure them for timely completion of government projects and that’s my job as the Deputy President,” Ruto said.
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