Barely a week after meeting Deputy President William Ruto for lunch at his office amidst reports of tension and an impending fallout in Jubilee over the purge on graft, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sought to set the record straight on a series of lies told by DP Ruto’s allies.
Uhuru sets the record straight on 3 lies told by DP Ruto’s allies after lunch at DP Ruto's office
President Kenyatta on the rampage
While the meeting held over lunch on Tuesday may have quelled the tension in Jubilee that was rapidly evolving into a full-blown war pitting rival camps in Jubilee against each other but has seen President Uhuru Kenyatta renew his commitment to fight graft by addressing a sries of claims birdering on lies told by the camp allied to DP Ruto.
Keen to leave behind a united nation free from corruption, President Uhuru Kenyatta has cleared the air on sensational claims by DP Ruto and his allies that the ongoing war against corruption is politically motivated to sink DP Ruto’s 2022 bid.
The president trashed the claims, falling short of calling them outright lies and maintained that the purge is to safeguard the interest of Kenyans and bring the corrupt to justice.
“Why do we need to politicise this matter, why can’t we fix it one way or another? Let us find that formula and stop it so that we protect our resources to be able to go into areas it’s supposed to go into.” The president clarified.
A section of Rift Valley MPs even went ahead to sensationally claim that that the purge is targeting the Kalenjin community, prompting DPP Haji to release a list of corruption suspects by community.
Raila blamed for discord in Jubilee and calls to sack DCI Kinoti
The purge against graft has seen independent constitutional offices of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Directorate Public Prosecutions (DPP) come under heavy attack from DP Ruto’s allies.
The camp allied to the DP is on record calling for the disbandment of the bodies alleging political interference and bias, and calling for the immediate sacking of DCI Georg Kinoti.
In a public outburst, an angry Murkomen recently stated that “DCI huyo mtu ni bure sana.(The DCI is a very useless person). He should be sacked by tomorrow.”
“Naskia anakaanga chini anasema huyu Murkomen anaongea mingi sana. Hakuna makossa amefanya mahali? Hebu tafuta watu muangalie account yake mkipata makossa mniletee.” Murkomen added.
Their claims have attracted a response from the President who threw his weight behind the two independent offices and challenged anyone with issues to present them to be addressed instead of crying foul at funerals.
“If somebody feels this action was not good, put it on the table and say why. We don’t want corruption to be used to victimise people. We want corruption fight to resolve issues and benefit 50 million Kenyans,” The president asserted.
A rallying call championed by none other than the DP Ruto himself backed by his allies has been that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is up to no good and is keen on wrecking Jubilee and sinking DP Ruto’s 2022 ambition to succeed President Kenyatta.
The head of stat did not mince his words that the unity pact with Raila Odinga is here to stay, contrary to the wishes of a section of Jubilee party leaders allied to DP Ruto.
He made it known that the deal is in the interest of national unity and inclusivity and no amount of threats or intimidation would make him change his mind.
“Where are they going? They are going nowhere... I cannot ignore such a huge chunk of people who did not vote for me. I got to work with them,” said Uhuru.
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