Cor­rupt pub­lic ser­vants will be ar­rested – Ruto

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central -

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).

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