Bomet governor Isaac Ruto wants those implicated in the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal be prosecuted and made to return the alleged looted money.
The governor, who is also Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader said the government must demonstrate its seriousness in fighting the graft by arresting and prosecuting those implicated in the Sh1.6 billion NYS scandal.
Speaking at Chebewor, Kapsenda, Lesirwa and Fortenan areas in Kericho county on Wednesday while popularising his CCM party ahead of the August 8 General Elections, Ruto asked the Jubilee administration to purge the suspects from the big fish to the smaller ones like yesterday.
“Even if it is Waiguru (Anne) or Murkomen (Senator, Kipchumba) we demand action against them now not another day. We as leaders cannot sit back and watch as some individuals loot the public coffers. Counties require a lot of resources for development and therefore, suspects in the scam must be prosecuted and made to return the money,” he added.
He was accompanied by Emily Kirui who is eyeing the Kericho county Women’s Rep seat on CCM ticket and parliamentary aspirants on the ticket Nicholas Ng’eno (Kipkelion East), Weldon Rogony (Soin-Sigowet) and Isaac Rono (Kipkelion East).