Yes I have a major interest in the dams -Ruto responds to Raila

My interest in dams is major - Ruto classy clapback to Raila

DP William Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto delivered classy clap backs at AU envoy Raila Odinga who had questioned his interest in the dams scandal over the missing Ksh21 billion.

According to the DP, the difference in opinions between the two was just a show of how Kenyan democracy had matured over time.

Ruto termed Raila's questions as legitimate regarding the DP's interest in the dams scandal.

Right to respond

"In my other life when I was younger I was a herdsboy... it was a cardinal expectation that if you are looking after the herd you must account," Dr Ruto stated.

"So in keeping with that old principal as DP I have an interest in the construction of the dams, a major interest because with Uhuru Kenyatta we put 57 dams to be constructed in the Jubilee manifesto," he added.

He further stated that the dams were part of the water projects that the Jubilee administration had promised during their campaigns as it would also boost food security.

Tales of the hyena

"As DP I would have failed in my job if I don't pay attention to numbers," Dr Ruto said responding to Mr Odinga's question on how he knew how much money was lost.

He likened Mr Odinga's line of question to that of a hyena asking a herdsman what his interest was in the number of flock he was keeping.

Raila had questioned how Ruto got the information on the loss of dam project funds and asked him to allow agencies tasked with fighting corruption to do their jobs.

Ruto, however, clarified that he had no personal issues with Odinga adding that he once supported the latter's bid for the presidency.

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