Ruto: stop politics, let agencies fight graft

DP William Ruto chats with PCEA General Moderator Julius Mwamba (left) Bibilioni MCA Jackie Nungari (second from right ) and Embakasi North MP James Gakuya (right) during a church service at PCEA Kenyatta road in Kiambu. [DPPS]

Deputy President William Ruto has asked politicians to let agencies mandated with the fight against corruption do their work.

Speaking yesterday at St Anne Kibiko Catholic Church in Kajiado, Dr Ruto said it would not be of any help to use political gatherings and funerals to lecture the Government on how to deal with the vice.

He noted that politicians had no role in the investigation and prosecution of graft cases.

“Do not politicise the fight against corruption. The responsibility of fighting corruption has been given to independent institutions by the Constitution,” said Dr Ruto.

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Ruto was accompanied by governor Joseph Ole Lenku, MPs George Sunkuiya (Kajiado West), Caleb Kositany (Soy), Jonah Mburu (Lari), Kwenya Thuku (Kinangop), Gladys Shollei (Woman Rep, Uasin Gishu) and Janet Teyiaa (Woman Rep, Kajiado).

Other leaders present were James Gakuya (Embakasi North), George Macharia (Ndia), Francis Waititu (Juja), Alice Wahome (Kandara) and Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi.

At the same time, Ruto asked Jubilee leaders to be cautious of individuals keen on tarnishing the reputation of the party and impeding President Uhuru Kenyatta's legacy. 

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He said the key goal of the political merchants was to make Kenyans believe that the Jubilee administration had failed in its promises to the people.

“There are those who traverse the country claiming they want to help us. However, they want to taint Jubilee's development track record,” Ruto said.

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Mr Ole Lenku said Jubilee leaders had set aside petty politics, and were focused on serving the country.

Solid jubilee

“Jubilee is solid; we are focused on development. When the time for politics comes, we will go back to the people and seek support,” Lenku said.

His sentiments were echoed by Mr Sunkuiya, who said Jubilee leaders were behind President Kenyatta in his quest to develop and unite Kenyans.

On his part, Mr Kositany said the Jubilee Administration had done a lot for the people, citing construction of roads, power connections in homes and businesses across the country.

“We used to pay Sh35,000 to be connected to power; we did not have free secondary school education and now we have new roads countrywide,” said Thuku.

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Ms Shollei asked Ruto to continue ensuring Jubilee development agenda is on track.

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