governor Isaac Ruto has denied claims that he was picked by helicopter from his
home residence in Bomet County to the State House in Nairobi for political realignments
on Wednesday, May 13.
Through a statement,
the Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader said that he indeed traveled
from Bomet to the State House, but he was with his wife whose services were
required in the officer.
“I wish to clarify
that indeed I travelled to Nairobi this morning using a helicopter with my wife
who is in the essential service sector, and who was required to transact official
business in her office,” clarified Ruto.
Ruto also asked Kenyans
not to ‘read much’ into the situation since traveling by helicopter was not
unusual adding that it wasn’t his first time.
“The travel by
helicopter was not unusual as it is a matter of public record that I have once
in a while been using the same means of transport to various destinations,” Ruto
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Ruto also refuted a Twitter post that says he paid President Uhuru a visit at the State House to discuss COVID-19 mitigation measures.
Rumors that the
former governor travelled for political realignments were spread across various
social media platforms.
Ruto also refuted a
Twitter post that says he paid President Uhuru a visit at the State House to
discuss COVID-19 mitigation measures.
Photos of the
helicopter were also shared on twitter, with a section of people saying he was
being set up for a top job at the government.
“I wish to set the
record straight that my travel had nothing to do with the political
realignments in the country, as is being speculated in the social media,” said
the former Bomet governor.