Billionaire philanthropist Zedekiah Bundotich alias Buzeki has sensationally claimed that an aide attached to Deputy President William Ruto has been soliciting Sh50,000 for booking an appointment with interested parties to DP's offices.
On Sunday, Bundotich cut links with DP for Isaac Ruto CCM party, citing frustrations and blackmail among Tanga Tanga team. He also claimed that Farouk Kibet, an aide to DP, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Soy MP Caleb Kositany had threatened to deny him Jubilee ticket even if he wins.
Although he did not mention Kibet's name directly, Bundotich accused him of disfiguring the DP's image through soliciting of bribes from desperate Kenyans looking for appointments with the country's second in command.
“These are the people who have held the DP’s office hostage. When someone, including old women, want to see the DP he demands Sh50,000. Where do you expect a poor mother to get Sh50,000? This man is a tax collector,” said an agitated Mr Kiprop.
“The DP’s office has been spoilt by these people to the extent that every Kalenjin walking in Nairobi streets is seen as a con man because of some two or three people spoiling the community’s name. "This stupidity must stop. This time we are going to speak the truth without hiding anything from anyone,” he added.
On his social media accounts, Kibet tagged the video of Buzeki making rounds on social media, dismissing the claims as propaganda. Mr Farouk is directly responsible for running DP Ruto's itinerary along with Emmanuel Talam.
While Buzeki claimed he was pushed out of DP William Ruto's camp, Soy MP Caleb Kositany has also rubbished the claims, insisting that he bolted out willingly. He accused him of unnecessarily dragging Ruto's aides.
“He defected silently without our knowledge. We have no reason to frustrate anybody. When somebody is trying to make a wrong move, he should not drag us into his failures. We know why he is doing this. He wants to mix business with politics,” said Mr Kositany.
Buzeki is said to have funded Jubilee campaigns in Rift Valley but quit to run as an independent candidate. He finished second round Governor Jackson Mandago in a closely contested race.