Stop lies and propaganda, Ruto says after DPP statement on dams scandal

Stop lies and propaganda, Ruto says after DPP statement on dams scandal
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Deputy President William Ruto has once again called on investigators to base the war on corruption on facts and not political witchhunt.

Speaking in Mombasa on Saturday, the DP insisted that that investigating agencies must not predetermine cases.

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“No amount of repeating a lie will make it the truth. We must leave out propaganda and falsehoods in those we perceive to be our friends or enemies,” he told the congregation at the Kongowea SDA Church, Nyali.

According to the DP, a genuine fight against corruption should not target ‘certain’ individuals.

His sentiments come hours after the Director of Public Prosecutions issued a statement on the progress of the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal.

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The DPP sought to assure the public that prosecutions would be ‘devoid of any witch-hunt, political considerations or any other extraneous matter.’

He further noted his concern over the high number of government officials linked to alleged fraudulent tendering and payout process.

The dams construction scandal has pit political leaders against each other with some faulting the office of the DPP.

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Dr. Ruto recently claimed that ‘only Ksh.7billion’ is yet to be accounted for but on Friday the DPP maintained that the amount in question is Ksh.21billion.

Finance CS Henry Rotich was grilled for two days last week to shed more light into the missing funds.


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