I’m ready for a lifestyle audit, DP William Ruto says


William Ruto
William Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto has said that he is ready for a lifestyle audit adding that he has documents that show how he acquired his wealth.

In an interview on Citizen TV’s special end year programme Events 2015, Ruto said he fully supports the idea to have every public servant declare their wealth saying he has been on the forefront is doing so since he was a Member of Parliament.

“I declared my wealth several times when I was a Member of Parliament and I fully support lifestyle audit on public servants,” said Ruto.

“I do not have anything to hide; I am ready for a lifestyle audit anytime.”

The deputy president hit out at his detractors for propagating unfounded claims over his wealth status saying the allegations that he illegally acquired wealth are false and misguided.

“They said I grabbed a piece of land on Ngong Road, we went to court and that case was dismissed. They made allegations about Lang’ata Road Primary School but that too was proven to be false. The owner of the controversial plot on which the school stands is in court and he is not William Ruto.”

The deputy president stated that he had documents showing he, together with other partners, took a loan from banks to build Weston Hotel saying every property he has was acquired legally.

“There is a story behind every property I own. I have documents that also show that I borrowed money to build my houses in Karen and Eldoret and I even defaulted at some point before continuing with the payment.”

“I can account for every shilling I have. Anyone who is making allegations against me should come forward and challenge me on matter of corruption.”

“There are people who have been accused of grabbing NYS land, others have been accused of corruption in the purchase of Tokyo embassy while some have been linked to illegal acquisition of land where a Molasses plant is built, and then there are allegations against me. All those are just allegations unless proven otherwise in court.”

He defended his constant contributions in harambees saying giving is not about wealth but a matter of the heart.

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