Deputy President William Ruto will tomorrow fly out of the country for the second time to Guinea Bissau.
The first trip on ‘hutler’s jet’ cost a nationwide uproar after Nation newspaper exclusively reported the millions of shillings in taxpayers money that he used in what was seen as a private visit.
When the private jet saga was first reported, with its luxurious accompaniments, a bed, a shower, meeting room, a kitchen (and *swimming pool*) Â Ruto claimed the reports were inaccurate and malicious.
Aides of the Deputy President, mostly his staff at ODP, were accused of making Ksh 8 million.
The source said aircraft owner had initially asked for sh 18.5 million for Rutoâ€™s trip toÂ Congo,Gabon,Nigeria and Algeria trip but his aides requested sh 27 million to make a kill out of the trip.
The staff at Rutoâ€™s office, who most of them are his close confidantes, inflated the figures for the hire of the aircraft by 8 million.
Although Ruto and his office have denied the reports, sourcesÂ indicateÂ that the aides had initially struck deal with Vista jet for a yearly contract of sh 100 million.
In the said contract, the DPâ€™s office agreed with the jet company to be ferrying him whenever he is going out of the country.
But when the truth emerged on Saturday evening, the company printed invoices in collusion with DPâ€™s office to hoodwink Kenyans that it was only paid sh 18.5 million and the actual figure was 27 million.
The contract was divided into four parts, where the government was to pay Vista Jet 27 million after every three months which translates to sh 108 million yearly.
Ruto hired the jet to globe-trot to West Africa’sÂ Nigeria, Gabon and Ghana; and also the Congo in May last year with claims that the trip cost taxpayers Sh100 million.