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Khalwale calls for lifestyle audit of Deputy President William Ruto

By Ignatius Odanga | Published Mon, March 6th 2017 at 00:00, Updated March 5th 2017 at 21:05 GMT +3
Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale

Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has asked the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to carry out lifestyle audits of the top Jubilee leadership.

While lauding the anti-graft agency for announcing plans to lock out county bosses who have been implicated in corruption from vying in the August General Election, Khalwale said investigations should be extended to Jubilee leaders as well.

Speaking in Kakamega yesterday, Khalwale said there was a need for Deputy President William Ruto, in particular, to undergo a thorough lifestyle audit.

He questioned the source of the Deputy President's wealth.

"Do not stop at governors alone. Go beyond and investigate the Deputy President to know the exact source of his wealth because he has persistently said in public that was he a mere chicken seller but he is now a billionaire," said Khalwale.

County assembly officials implicated in corruption may not be spared either as EACC has said it will also bar them from vying for elective seats in the August 8 polls.

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The outspoken senator claimed that he had a dossier linking Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya to mega scandals.

He petitioned the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to prosecute governors who are facing cases related to corruption.

EACC is currently investigating corruption cases in Nairobi, Migori, Siaya, Busia, Murang'a, Nyamira, and Kilifi counties.