DP Ruto says no money lost on corruption
Deputy President William Ruto has denied reports that Sh21 billion has been lost in Arror and Kimwarer dam projects in Elgeyo-Marakwet County.
Speaking during the launch of a report on the state of Judiciary in Nairobi on Thursday, Dr Ruto said only expenditure of Sh7 billion is in question.
“You’ve heard that government has lost about Sh21 billion in Kimwarer and Aror dam, which is a flat lie!” he said at the Supreme Court.
“The money in question is about Sh7 billion and for every coin that has been paid, we have a bank guarantee. No money will be lost because we are a responsible government.”
However, President Kenyatta’s deputy did not give details of the unexplained expenditure and bank guarantees.
He called on the public to desist from raising unauthenticated claims on corruption, saying no funds have been lost.
“It is not right to claim Sh9 billion has been lost then when going to court a person is charged with loss of Sh100 million. Kenyans then ask where is the other 8.9 billion. Let us be faithful,” he said.
Kenyans have not taken his remarks lightly, especially with the ballooning corruption revelations at the moment: