DP Ruto dismisses claims he has been sidelined in Moi burial plans


DP Ruto dismisses claims he has been sidelined in Moi burial plans
Deputy President William Ruto at an exclusive interview with Citizen TV at his official residence on February 6, 2020. FILE PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed as propaganda claims that he has been left out in the government-led preparations for the burial of former President Daniel arap Moi.

Ruto says all government leaders including himself are taking part in the burial of Moi set to be held next week.

“It is propaganda by the media to say that I have been sidelined in the plans for Moi’s burial. We are all involved in these arrangements,” said Ruto.

The DP, who was speaking in an exclusive interview with Citizen TV at his official residence on Thursday, said the late president’s death should not be used to gain political mileage.

“This is not time to play politics or to try and make yourself look good. This is time for all of us to show the last respects for the late former president but not to play petty politics,” said Ruto.

The deputy president said he has come a long away with the late president and even learnt a lot from him, adding that his only differences with Moi were political.

“We have come a very long way with Moi and even closely worked with him when he was the president. It’s perhaps the succession politics where we differed maybe he had other plans when I decided to run for presidency. But there were no major differences between him and me,” he said.

A local daily had reported that the DP appears isolated in Moi’s burial plans, with a team led by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i taking full charge.

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