Revelations of corruption in Prime Minister Raila Odinga office in a book written by his former aide is proof that he cannot be trusted to lead the country, URP presidential aspirant William Ruto has claimed.
Speaking for the first time since the serialisation of the book by the Daily Nation, Mr Ruto said it was clear that the architects of various scandals in the country were people surrounding the PM.
“How can you talk of being democratic when the people around you are involved in underhand deals?” he posed in Magarini on Friday.
A former ally of the PM, Mr Miguna Miguna claimed in his book Peeling Back the Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya that senior officials in Mr Odinga’s office were involved in various scandal and get-rich-quick schemes.
Mr Ruto accused the PM of being a pretender whose secrets have been laid out in the open. The presidential candidate urged Kenyans to elect leaders with a good track record.
He pledged to tackle the issue of insecurity in the region and increase the number of tourists to between five and 10 million a year.
Mr Ruto called on those issuing identity cards not to charge the Sh300 fee saying the amount had been waived by the government to enable more youth to vote.
The presidential aspirant promised to devolve issuance of title deeds to the county level, if elected.
Mr Ruto was accompanied by former Speaker Francis Ole Kaparo, North Horr MP Francis Ngaya, Malindi Mayor Samson Mapinga and Kilifi county council chairman Anthony Kingi.