Hold me accountable if your taxes are looted, President Ruto says

President William Ruto during the burial of David Waweru Ng'ethe - father to Hon John Kiarie, in Kandara, Muranga County. [PCU]

President William Ruto has told Kenyans to hold him accountable for corruption if there will be a loss of public resources during his tenure.

Ruto said that he would be tough on culprits that were perpetuating corruption in the country.

"I will take personal responsibility for the accountability of the resources of the people of Kenya," he said.

He added that no one under his watch will loot the taxes paid by Kenyans whom he described as hardworking, daring the architects of corruption scandals to try him.

Ruto was speaking in Kandara, Murang'a County, during the burial of Dagoretti South Member of Parliament John Kiarie's father David Waweru Ng'ethe.

He said that he will not speak much about the matter but would be decisive and that no one would be spared not even his friends.

"I have told my friends and those who aren't my friends that we can do anything else but not loot taxpayers' money," he said.

The Head of State reiterated that he has everything under control for Kenya's economic transformation, saying Kenya cannot be left behind by her peers.

"We have a long-term plan that will stimulate sustainable and inclusive economic growth," he said.

Present at the burial were Cabinet Secretaries Njuguna Ndung'u, Alice Wahome, and Moses Kuria. Governor Irungu Kang'ata, MPs, and MCAs from the county were also in attendance.