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Jubilee must account for every penny used in Amina's shuttle diplomacy - Isaac Ruto

Ruto termed the whole exercise a misuse of public resources and demanded the national Government must be held accountable for more than Sh1 billion used to campaign for Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary.

 

Ruto termed the whole exercise a misuse of public resources and demanded the national Government must be held accountable for more than Sh1 billion used to campaign for Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary."It is saddening that Kenyans are currently dying from hunger and the government cannot supply relief food in the name of lack of funds while it could not hesitate spending a billion in campaigns for an individual employment," Ruto said as quoted by a local daily.

The former council of governor’s chairman questioned Jubilee’s priorities terming the move to spend more than Sh1 billion as an extravagance that should be discouraged.

The government chartered a private plane for Deputy President William Ruto and a few cabinet secretaries for their pan-African campaign for CS Amina Mohamed, a mission which experts estimated run into billions of tax payer’s money.

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The government on its side said the option was the most cost effective.

However despite Kenya’s aggressive efforts Ms Amina lost the post to Chadian Moussa Faki Mahamat who succeeded South Africa’s Nkosazan Dlamini-Zuma as new chairman of the African Union Commission.

Rutto who was speaking at Kapkesosio Primary School grounds during his Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) win anniversary pointed out that Kenyans must demand President Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto to account for the money before seeking another term.

"No one should be allowed to misuse public fund and assume that Kenyans are happy. President Uhuru and William must explain this to Kenyans," he added.

During last year’s by-election CCM candidate for Nyangores ward beat Jubilees candidate who had the backing of DP

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The vocal governor compared the heavy spending during Amina’s shuttle diplomacy to the many financial scandals that has rocked the ruling administration.

"The ruling administration has become a bother to Kenyans they do not mind misusing tax payers money and ignores its people during the time of need," he added.

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