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Blow to DP Ruto as another ally loses state job

Lennie Croozy
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Deputy President William Ruto. [Source/Facebook/William Samoei Ruto]

The Kenya Pipeline managing director Joe Sang has resigned over allegations that billions of shillings were lost under his watch. 

It is believed that the company lost over 11 million litres of fuel and this led to the resignation of Sang after he allegedly received a call from statehouse asking him to choose between handing out his resignation or facing arrest

He is, however, facing investigation from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) even after his resignation.

Sang is a close ally to Deputy President William Ruto and he joins the list of other directors from Rift Valley region who are facing graft allegations. 

Former Kenya Power director Ben Chumo, National Cereals and Produce Board’s (NCPB) Newton Terer and former Kenyatta Nation Hospital CEO Lily Koros are among managers of parastatals who are facing corruption charges and are being investigated by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

During the formation of Jubilee government in 2013, Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta equally shared all the government appointments and the rate at which DP Ruto’s ‘beneficiaries' are facing graft charges is alarming. 

Speaking to a local media station, some of the legislators from Rift Valley has termed the storm as a polite sacking by the state. 

Aldai legislator Cornelius Serem said, “What is happening? In less than six months, you have about six CEOs going home from one community. Does it make any sense? What crime have we committed? This country belongs to all of us.”

“Every day it is becoming clearer that this so-called war on corruption is skewed towards one region. While I support the fight, I cannot be silent when things are done the wrong way,” added Belgut MP Nelson Koech.

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