Setback for Ruto as land officials make tough order on Weston Hotel

Ruto's woes deepen after directive

File image of Deputy President William Ruto

National Land Commission on Tuesday stated that Deputy President William Ruto should pay the current price for the land which Weston hotel is built on.

The commission through the outgoing Vice-chairperson Abigael Mbagaya, directed that Ruto pay for the land first then continue with his pursue of those who sold it.

”If he wants, he can go after the people who sold it to him. That’s what we are doing.

“You return it because it’s you we have caught on the ground then you chase whoever else who sold it to you to recover your money,” remarked Mbagaya.

The land authority further pointed out that a valuation of the land had been ordered and the findings would be made public.

Mbagaya highlighted that the payment by the DP will facilitate Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) to purchase land of the same value and size.

Ruto asked to resign by Bosire

The directive comes a day after Ruto was asked to resign by ODM National Treasurer Richard Bosire over admission that the building was erected on a grabbed piece of land.

According to Bosire, the stepping aside of the Deputy President, would pave way for investigations on how the land was acquired by those who sold it to Ruto.

The treasurer further claimed that the controversy surrounding the hotel was one of the many corruption scandals Ruto had been named in.

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