Deputy President William Ruto’s Voice of America interview last evening exposed his underbelly on matters of tackling corruption after meeting a host who knows everything going on in the country.
In the footage, DP Ruto is seen struggling to explain in detail how he will fight the corruption scourge that has impoverished millions of Kenya.
”For a long time Mr. Deputy President, Corruption has been endemic in Kenya and you know that. We’ve seen millions of shillings taken. I was going to take on one of your allies Governor Anne Waiguru but she did not make it to this interview,” Esther Gitui-Ewart the VOA host said.
”When she was the Devolution Secretary we saw 700 to 800 million disappear it was a big scandal and part of that was used to buy condoms. Even though she went to vie for county governorship position that money did not get recovered. How are people going to get accountable for this? Where do we get back that money?” she posed.
Dumbstruck, the deputy president who is notorious for interrupting Kenyan journalists went blank on live tv and remained mum for a moment, thinking about the best response to give.
Voice of America (VOA) had invited Ruto as its guest on a political show hosted by a Kenyan journalist to explain the rampant corruption and what he will do if he’s elected Kenya’s fifth president.
”Esther….corruption is all over our nation. Our proposal on dealing with corruption is not to point fingers. Should not be personalized. It is not me versus you. It is ensuring we institutionalize the fight against corruption,” a cornered DP responded while accusing state institutions mandated to fight corruption of failing in their job.