Deputy President William Ruto has made a case that he will investigate the acts of commission and omission against his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta in an administration they are both serving in with regard to the Sh7trillion loans if he wins the presidency in August 9 polls.
Ruto’s assertions appeared to disparage President Kenyatta and at the time exonerate himself from the failures of their second term in office.
While addressing the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party delegates at Kasarani yesterday where he was endorsed to be the party’s presidential flag bearer, Ruto assured Kenyans that he shall investigate the cumulative debt that the President has accrued in his second term to the last coin.
He accused the President of excessive borrowing which must be investigated.
“The only thing I can remember on matters to do with an economy that the handshake has done is to borrow Sh7 trillion in the five years; It is a tragedy that we must investigate,” Ruto said.
“Our competitors are telling us it is okay to have debt. But we must not be slaves of debt. Debt must be the last resort,” the DP added.
Ruto accused the President of weakening key institutions that are supposed to be independent, free of monopoly.
“Our competitors are the agents of monopolies. They are the masters of conflict of interest. They are the agents of state capture, and we must free this country,
“They believe that this nation should be about a few people who wield the levers of state power. This country is not just about leaders. This country has about 50 million Kenyans.” Ruto said.
If elected, the DP assured the independence of institutions such as the Kenya Revenue Authority, Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, highlighting that currently, these institutions are only serving political interests.
“On our first day we will free the DCI, we will free the KRA from the state capture; they have weaponized the DCI, KRA, and the EACC to run political errands,” Ruto said.