Kitui governor Charity Ngilu has asked Deputy President William Ruto to stop deceiving Kenyans through his soycial media platforms and step aside for investigations.
In his official Facebook page, Ngilu said the Deputy President should give the investigating team humble time regarding the firearms fraud deal amounting to Sh40 billion.
“The Deputy President should stop hoodwinking Kenyans through tweets and do the honorable thing, step aside and let investigations be conducted in an impartial environment,” reads part of her post.
The governor said that she has been shocked by the fraudulent deals taking place at DP’s office.
“I am shocked by the revelations that seemingly fraudulent activities of high magnitude can be hatched and planned in the office of the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya,” Ngilu said.
She added that DP’s office is part of the Presidency that has been entrusted by all 47million Kenyans with high responsibilities, hence the holder should be beyond reproach.
“It’s disheartening to learn that this trust has seemingly been broken by the Deputy President who has clearly breached the security of the country by engaging in fake arms deals,” Ngilu said.
Her remarks come after Ruto dismissed the attempt to link him with the investigation focusing on former Sports CS Rashid Echesa who was remanded on Friday until Monday for hearing.
He was arrested on Thursday alongside three others linked to the fake deal.
In his ruling on Friday, JKIA court Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina said Echesa will be remanded until (today) Monday and directed police to conduct a search at all their premises before 6pm of that Friday.