DP Ruto insists he's not corrupt, says competitors soiling his name

Deputy President William Ruto. Mr Ruto’s otherwise illustrious political career has been blighted by allegations of questionable land transactions. PHOTO | REBECCA NDUKU | DPPS

What you need to know:

  • While Mr Ruto said he would assign credibility to investigations, he argued the country’s independent judicial offices, the DPP and EACC, have the duty to investigate corruption issues and were therefore the best to tell Kenyans why many have been left off the hook.
  • When Ruto stopped the project, politics and accusations flared. Ruto admits Mr Ojwang came to his office with the Chinese and MTRH officials sometime last year, but said he refused their proposal.
  • For a start, Mr Ruto argued the recent resignation of Commissioners at the Ethics and anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) was welcome because they were not taking the fight right on.

Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday evening used a live television show to defend himself and the government from allegations of corruption and insecurity.

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