Former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo has sensationally claimed Deputy President William Ruto is surrounded by fraudsters who use and abuse his name to strike phony deals.
The seasoned politician further noted even though Ruto was a smart and aggressive leader, his apparent lack of much-needed wisdom to decipher politics could dim his political lights.
Speaking to NTV, the ex-MP who was reacting to remarks that the DP was a victim of media propaganda in light of fake arms deal, he challenged Ruto to take full responsibility for whatever happened right inside his office.
“William Ruto is a very smart politician but God refused to give him wisdom. When thieves are in your office, you are a thief and you cannot blame the media for doing its work.
“Thieves are thieves, it is not fair to say so and so did, let’s arrest them. If you want to compare Uhuru to Ruto, I would rather we have one thief than somebody who has many thieves around him. Last week, Ruto’s own manager was arrested for diverting water from the residents to his farm,” he said on Tuesday, February 18.
On the arrest of the former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa in connection to alleged fake military tender deal, Jakoyo said the youthful leader uses his privileges to commit crimes.
How was Echesa fired? He is also not an intelligent thief, that is why he gets caught everyday. Uhuru fired him for using a government vehicle to con a businessman. Echesa is a youth who uses privileges and connections to con people. That’s what he does,” he added.
Echesa and three others appeared before the Milimani Law Courts on Monday, February 17, where they denied charges of conspiring to commit a felony, forging a document without authority and obtaining money by pretense.
The trio is said to have reached out to Eco Advanced Technologies for the supply of military surveillance equipment amounting to KSh 39.5 billion.
According to one of the directors, they met at Ruto’s office alongside other individuals introduced as top military officials and a Defence Ministry representative to oversee the signing of the tender documents.
The Office of the Deputy President through a press release acknowledged the meeting actually took place for 23 minutes but at a time Ruto and his close associates were out of the office.