In Summary
  • The lawmakers want to know the source of the huge sums of money they claim Mr Ruto has been dishing out to a section of MPs allied to him.
  • They also told the DP’s allies to stop their sustained attacks on Central Organisation of Trade Union Secretary-General Francis Atwoli.

Ten members of Parliament have demanded that Deputy President William Ruto be subjected to a lifestyle audit before the next general election.

Led by Lugari MP Ayub Savula, the lawmakers want to know the source of the huge sums of money they claim Mr Ruto has been dishing out to a section of MPs allied to him.

“We want to know the net worth of the Deputy President so that when he will be running for president in 2022 we shall be able to assess whether he is fit to hold that office or not,” said Mr Savula, who read a statement on behalf of the other lawmakers at Parliament Buildings on Wednesday.

“A lifestyle audit should be carried out on the DP based on (the discrepancies between) his known income and the money he uses to bribe MPs who queue at his office,” Mr Savula added.

Mr Ruto’s allies were swift in their rejoinder. National Assembly Majority Whip Benjamin Washiali said Mr Savula lacks the moral standing to ask for a lifestyle audit on the DP as he is also facing a case in court.

“This is the vigilante style of justice that the President talked about during his State of the Nation address. The statement made by Savula is just political and should be dismissed,” Mr Washiali told the Nation.

SAVULA SLAMMED

Mr Washiali wondered why calls for a lifestyle audit are only aimed at Mr Ruto.

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