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DP Ruto: Even Uhuru was ranked as one of the most corrupt Kenyan

Sheppernard N. Mosomi
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President Uhuru Kenyatta in a past event. [Photo/DPPS]

Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed the ranking by IPSOS Synovate that placed him on top in the list of people perceived to be the most corrupt Kenyans.

Last year, politicians allied to the DP accused the research company of politicizing the fight against graft, which some accusing certain politicians of unfairly targeting the DP.

And in the Hard Talk Show on BBC that was aired on Monday, Ruto also insisted that the list was politically inspired, adding that even President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga were equally named.

“If you look carefully at that Ipsos list which rated me as the most corrupt, that list did not only have William Ruto but other leaders such as former president, the current president, and the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga… 

"Specifically, most of the current political leaders appeared in that list. This will only tell you that the whole corruption story has been politicised.”

The DP has been on the receiving end with certain political elites accusing him of being corrupt. Former Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe has openly accused Ruto of being corrupt.

Before his unprecedented resignation in January, Murathe insisted that Ruto cannot be trusted with presidency due to his alleged corruption habits.

"We cannot allow him to lead. We have seen him given few seconds but his appetite for public resources is quite horrible. We must resist his attempts." 

President Uhuru Kenyatta has earmarked corruption as one of the con that could sabotage his legacy, and has often accused judiciary of dragging graft related cases.

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