By the Star
Deputy President William Ruto has admitted that he owns shares in the controversial Weston Hotel along Langâ€™ata Road.
Speaking during an interview on Citizen on Tuesday, the Deputy President said that his admission was â€œa good confession that sets the record straight,â€
Ruto however denied allegations that he is involved in the land – grabbing scandal plaguing the hotel stating that he has no reason to explain himself over the Langata Primary School controversies because he is not part of the scam.
â€œThose claiming that Weston Hotel has grabbed Langata Road Pry School land should go to court and say so,â€ Ruto said
â€œWeston Hotel is different from Langata Road Primary School and the two cannot be linked,â€ he added.
Ruto further said that the Moi Teaching Hospital scandal is a creation â€œof friends of the opposition as well as the Maize Scandal.â€
“Wikileaks named Raila Odinga as the architect of the Maize scandal” he added.
The Deputy President said he learnt of the planned upgrade from the hospitalâ€™s CEO Dr John Kibosia
â€œI invited the CEO of MTRH to come to my office to explain why the hospital needed governmentâ€™s support to upgrade,â€ he said.
Ruto said the Sh17 billion meant to upgrade the hospital can build a fully equipped referral hospital and teaching facility.
“Eldoret has no County Hospital. By buying new Land to build MTRH we have solved that issueâ€ he said.
The DP said the Jubilee government is not sparing any public official accused of graft.
“There will be no Goldenberg and there will be no Anglo Leasing under Jubilee,â€ Ruto said.
He said that the government has not in any way interfered with operations at the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission stating that the EACCâ€™s challenges date back to previous regimes.
â€œEACC, the office of the DPP and the Judiciary are independent institutions that must have to deal with graft,â€ Ruto said.
He added that the EACC commissioners were removed through a constitutional process stating that the government did not force any of the officials to resign.
â€œWe will follow the due process in fighting corruption and appointment of new commissioners to EACC,â€ Ruto said.
CREDIT: The Star