Deputy President William Ruto has claimed that Azimio la Umoja presidential hopeful Raila Odinga is being funded by Covid-19 billionaires ahead of the fast-approaching August polls.
Ruto said Raila has no moral authority to lecture the Kenya Kwanza coalition on how to fight corruption “yet they are beneficiaries of corruption and looting of public resources”.
The Kenya Kwanza presidential hopeful describing their rival’s pledge to fight corruption as empty talk.
Ruto who is seeking to be the country’s next president said it was hypocritical for his opponents to claim a lack of commitment on his part to condemn runaway impunity, yet the Azimio coalition is allegedly full of people whose moral integrity is in question.
“You are lecturing me about corruption, yet your campaign is funded by covid billionaires. You in Azimio operate huge laundry to cleanse and sanitize people who have stolen from the government,” Ruto charged.
Ruto, who was in Kiambu County to popularize his Bottom-Up economic model, argued that a Kenya Kwanza administration will ensure the independence and proper facilitation of the Judiciary.
The DP responded to claims by his competitors that he lacks a comprehensive plan to deal with corruption in the country.
While wooing voters to support the bottom-up economic model the Kenya Kwanza leaders pledged to address the high cost of living if elected into office.
The Covid-19 scandal emerged at the height of the pandemic. Shadowy and influential individuals pocketed more than Sh7.8 billion through flawed procurement at the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) and got tenders to supply face masks and testing kits whose prices were grossly exaggerated.