Laboso accuses Isaac Ruto of using Bomet County funds to campaign for Kanu in Kericho

Dr Laboso said Governor Ruto will be made to account for any lost funds.

Monday March 21 2016

Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto campaigns for Kanu's

Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto campaigns for Kanu's Paul Sang in the Kericho senate by-election. National Assembly Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso has claimed that Governor Ruto used county funds in the campaigns. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By TIMOTHY KEMEI
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National Assembly Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso has now claimed that Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto used millions of public funds allocated to the Bomet County government to fund his elaborate campaigns for Kanu in the just concluded Kericho senate by-election.

Speaking at the Kericho Teachers Training College on Saturday during celebrations for newly elected Jubilee Senator Aaron Cheruiyot, Dr Laboso said Governor Ruto would be made to account for any lost funds.

“There is no money left in Bomet for development since the governor used all the money we had in the Kericho campaigns.

“We will look into this matter and ensure that accountability is upheld.

“Public money must be used in a prudent manner as envisaged by the law,” said Dr Laboso.

Governor Ruto was at the forefront of the campaigns for the Kanu candidate Paul Sang, who lost to Mr Cheruiyot.

On Saturday, Dr Laboso expressed confidence that the Bomet governor would be voted out of office in the 2017 General Elections, echoing sentiments expressed by Deputy President William Ruto, who also attended the Saturday celebrations, that Jubilee would spare no efforts to win back Bomet County.

Governor Ruto fell out with the DP after he left the Jubilee stable and founded his party, known as the Mashinani Development Party of Kenya, on which he is expected to seek re-election in 2017.

Konoin MP Sammy Koech regretted that Bomet had been named the third most corrupt county in Kenya and called for more to be done to fight the vice, which he claimed had led to wastage of public resources in the county.

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