Deputy President William Ruto yesterday said he will not resign over the controversial acquisition of Weston Hotel land.
On Thursday, Senators James Orengo and Johnstone Muthama said Ruto should step aside.
They called for thorough and independent investigations to establish how Ruto acquired the land from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority on Langâ€™ata Road.
Calls for Rutoâ€™s resignation were triggered by a TV interview on Tuesday in which he admitted he owns shares in the hotel. Orengo and Muthama said Ruto must surrender the land because they suspect it was irregularly acquired in 2002.
Muthama said there is no point for Ruto to remain in office if the government is serious about the war on graft.
â€œThe Deputy President should lead by example,â€ he said.
Yesterday, Ruto told a church fundraiser at Kathanje Secondary School in Tharaka Nithi that he is not corrupt. He told the two politicians to leave him alone and instead concentrate on important national issues.
â€œThey should leave me alone. When they go to sleep, they dream about Ruto. When they wake up, they mention my name,â€ Ruto said.