Kenya’s former Vice-President and Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has labelled the country’s Deputy President William Ruto as the chief land grabber in the East African country.
Kalonzo linked the DP to major land grabbing scandals, including the illegal possession of 100 acres belonging to the late Adrian Muteshi to the Weston Hotel saga.
In a no-holds-barred response to Ruto’s claims that the former vice president only known legacy in government was the grabbing of 200 acres of NYS land in Yatta, Kalonzo demanded that the DP be subjected to a lifestyle audit to investigate how he acquired tracts of land in various parts of the country.
Describing himself as a person of high moral and ethical standards, Kalonzo termed the claims by Ruto as wild and desperate propaganda.
“I challenge DP Ruto, alias “Arap Mashamba” well known for his unbridled greed for both public and private land, to offer himself for investigations concerning various claims of corruption.”
Kalonzo was quick to reiterate that Ruto populated his 50 per cent share in Jubilee administration with his ethnic Kalenjin henchmen.
“Who doesn’t know that Uhuru got 50 per cent of the government and Ruto 50 per cent, to the exclusion of everybody else. At least, Uhuru took his 50 per cent as a national leader and gave out some slots to other communities,” said Kalonzo.
“But what did his counterpart (Ruto) do? Look at the structure and you will be amazed,” he added.