EACC NOT SINCERE WITH THEIR FACTS
My attention has been drawn to the allegations of corruption being levelled againstÂ me with regard to the management and expenditure of the Bomet County funds inÂ a list presented to the President by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption CommissionÂ (EACC) and which is the subject of debate on the floors of both houses ofÂ parliament and the public too.
I wish, from the onset, to categorically state that the allegations are not onlyÂ malicious but also baseless and which lack substance.
To claim that I own a chopper is a bid lie to the public. I can possibly not own aÂ chopper, perhaps, one day I will own one or even a Dreamliner. Today, instead ofÂ owning a chopper, I would spend my money on oil fields in Turkana which will beÂ beneficial to the locals and the nation as whole.
The EACC has claimed that I own a house worth over Ksh. 30M in Nairobi. I haveÂ no idea where this said house is and I invite the Commission to show me where itÂ is located.
They have further claimed that I own 33 petrol stations. Nothing can be furtherÂ from the truth. I own not a single gas station and again I invite the Commission toÂ help me trace them for purposes of clarity. I have never sold even paraffin in myÂ life.
So many unfounded allegations have been advanced against me in the EACCÂ confidential report to the President including misappropriation of funds aimed atÂ enhancing development in Bomet County.
Local MPs under instructions and sponsorship from the office of the DeputyÂ President have been moving round the county making unsubstantiated allegationsÂ against me and even calling me names simply because I refused to dance to theÂ music of their master.
I have always ignored such and soldiered on with my work.
They even brought leaflets with the aim of maligning my name, but the people ofÂ Bomet County ignored them. It is a pity that the content on the leaflets is exactlyÂ what is appearing in the EACC report. I find this to be a big joke on the side of theÂ EACC.
It suffices to note that for the past two years, Bomet County has been voted theÂ best County in terms of performance in the country and one would wonder howÂ this could happen when the money earmarked for development is supposedlyÂ embezzled and spent on purchasing choppers, houses and setting up of petrolÂ stations.
I want the public to know that I have some properties, but unfortunately, none ofÂ them is listed in the EACC report. This is pure malice and a ploy to smear myÂ name with mud for reasons only known to the orchestrators and sponsors of thisÂ smear campaign.
I know I have been a target of politics of malice and humiliation by the powers thatÂ be for refusing to sing their song of bad governance, intimidation, mudslinging andÂ hypocrisy. My position on the formation of Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) and myÂ continued criticism of the party is the main reason for this smear campaign.
I want the Jubilee administration to know that Kenyans are not so naÃ¯ve. They haveÂ matured both in thoughts and in terms of democracy. Jubilee should read theÂ writing on the wall and be alive to the fact that what happened to JAP in KajiadoÂ Central on March 16th 2015 awaits them in 2017. What happened to a rigid regimeÂ of President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday 28th March 2015 will happen to themÂ in 2017.
Finally, I maintain my position that I will not resign for I have done nothingÂ wrong.
Thank you and God Bless you all.
H.E Isaac Ruto â€“ EGH,
Governor, Bomet County,
Chairman â€“ Council of Governors of Kenya.