For the better part of Thursday, Deputy President William Ruto uncharacteristically kept off his social media handles even after he was implicated in the grabbing of land at Ruai Sewerage Plant.
His close allies, including Former Statehouse Secretary, Digital, Dennis Itumbi took it upon themselves to defend him and dismissed reports linking the DP to the Ruai Land saga.
However, the Standard newspaper has exclusively reported that an official comment on the matter was issued by the Director of Communication in the office of the DP, Emmanuel Talaam.
According to the local daily, the DP’s communication director denied any linkage of Ruto in the land saga.
“As far as I know, the DP does not own that Ruai Land. You can find that out from the registry and you know I do not work there,” said Talaam as quoted by the daily.
The revelation comes after DP Ruto’s business partner Patrick Osero, who co-owns Weston Hotel with the DP, opened the Pandora’s box on the ownership of the alleged Ruai Land grabbed.
According to the same tabloid, Osero confessed that the DP owns the Ruai Land through Renton Company and will therefore not even challenge the repossession in the court of law.
“He will not contest the repossession. He (DP) has a legitimate title to the property in his house. How can anyone lay claim to it?” asked Osero as quoted by the Standard.
But as it would emerge, Renton Company does not exist at the registry of companies even though there are several variants of the name.
Osero was among individual listed by Itumbi in a tweet, that he later deleted, as the real owners of the alleged grabbed land.
On his involvement on the matter, he said that he was an authority in any property owned by DP Ruto.