Corrupt public servants will be arrested – Ruto
Corrupt public servants will not be spared in the war on graft, Deputy President William Ruto (pictured) has said. The Jubilee administration will ensure those involved in graft scandals are jailed and the lost money recovered, he said. “We are in an open government. When we unearth and clearly see that there is corruption like that of the National Youth Service case, we shall ensure people are jailed. We are very serious on this,” Ruto said. The DP said the opposition is spreading rumours, malice and propaganda to portray the government as corrupt. “Where there are problems, we usually admit and take action. But the opposition is spreading lies against the government for it to be seen as corrupt. A case of Eurobond was the biggest lie in the history of Kenya ever told by ODM leader Raila Odinga,” he said. Ruto referred to Raila as the leader of lies and king of poverty. He spoke on Saturday at Gititu Secondary School in Tetu, Nyeri county, during a funds drive. Ruto said the opposition has been lying about alleged corruption cases involving health and water. He claimed Raila is an enemy of development and asked the opposition chief to let the government do its work. Leaders at the funds drive included National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale and MPs Esther Murugi (Nyeri Town), Kanini Kega (Kieni), Mary Wambui (Othaya), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Mutahi Kimaru (Laikipia East), Ndung’u Gethenji (Tetu) and Peter Weru (Mathira).