Cord co-principal Moses Wetangâ€™ula has said State House officials removed Deputy President William Ruto’s name from a long list of corrupt individuals in a report prepared and forwarded recently to President Uhuru Kenyatta by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
Wetangâ€™ula made the remarks in Kimwanga village in Bungoma County recently during the funeral service of former chief Matayo Khisa.
Wetangâ€™ula slammed the Head of State saying his fight against corruption will amount to nothing if he protects some sacred cows in his Administration.
“The President must show some seriousness in the war against graft otherwise his efforts will not succeed. Uhuru should have started the war on the cancer of corruption by telling his Number Two to step aside.” said Wetangâ€™ula
He said if Kenyatta was serious with eradicating corruption, he should have started by telling his deputy to step aside since he has been adversely mentioned in land-grabbing cases.
“We donâ€™t want any stone to be too heavy to turn in this fight,â€he said.
Wetangâ€™ula told governors whose names appear in the list to stay put pointing out the country’s CEO has no legal and moral authority to direct them to step aside.