Former Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe says nobody will be spared in President Uhuru Kenyatta's renewed fight against corruption.
In an interview with KTN, Murathe, a close ally of Uhuru, claimed that DP William Ruto will not be spared either, adding that even Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu was dragged to court.
“Here in Kenya we have a DCJ in court, that is the deputy president of the third arm of the government. Even if you are a deputy president nothing stops you from being charged,” said Murathe.
Mr Murathe slammed political allies of the DP, insisting that Dr Ruto has admitted in the past of engaging in unscrupulous activities. According to him, Ruto's admission in the controversy surrounding Weston Hotel is enough evidence to kick him out.
“They defend graft and the person who is perceived. This is a person who has gone on record on a programme on the BBC and admitted that a hotel which he owns sits on stolen land. He himself said, ‘we have since discovered that the parcel was irregularly acquired’. He is handling stolen property, but his troops are going around telling us that is nothing when he has defied Chapter Six of the Constitution that requires him to demonstrate the highest integrity. If you can go public and admit that ‘I took Muteshi’s land and I admit I will pay him Sh5 million fine” what are you telling us?” he posed.
Mr Murathe is keen to have Ruto blocked from contesting in the 2022 polls, arguing that he should retire jointly with President Uhuru Kenyatta. He has since hired lawyer James Orengo to pursue the case.
In his interview at Citizen TV on Tuesday, Dr Ruto slammed Murathe's approach, adding that he's free to challenge his bid to contest in the polls. He added that the move will not affect his desire to work for the people.