August 9

Ngilu slams Ruto for vowing to form team to investigate Uhuru if he wins August poll

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Ngilu slams Ruto for vowing to form team to investigate Uhuru if he wins August poll
KItui Governor Charity Ngilu with DP William Ruto at a past event. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Deputy President William Ruto vowed to form a judicial team to investigate the actions and policies of President Uhuru Kenyatta if he wins the August 9 presidential election.

Speaking during the launch of Kenya Kwanza manifesto on Thursday night June 30, 2022, Ruto said that should he win the August poll his government will form an inquiry into state capture and a tribunal on enforced disappearances and violation of human rights.

Under the ‘Ending State Capture’ sub-topic in his manifesto, Ruto promised to establish, within 30 days, a quasi-judicial public inquiry to establish the extent of cronyism and state capture in Kenya and make recommendations.

The DP even indicated that his government will not fear going after the President once he leaves office. He also vowed to create eight tribunals, taskforces and review panels to reverse Uhuru's policies.

On Friday, Ruto allies reiterated the DP's promise accusing President Uhuru of using state policies in his favour, saying that the proposed commission will investigate if Kenya Kwanza takes over power.

“State capture has strangled our economy. The problem is that the President and his allies have over the last 10 years made policies and decisions to benefit his enterprise. Just like the Guptas in South Africa, everything has been choreographed to benefit the private businesses of those in power,” Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro said.

The controversial MP claimed that key sectors of the Kenyan economy are currently being controlled by a few powerful families, hence the reason for the proposed inquiry under Ruto's government.

“The kind of greed we have witnessed in the last seven years is unprecedented. It has dwarfed the stealing of Mau Mau land after Independence," he said.

Murang'a senator Irungu Kang’ata echoed Ndindi Nyoro's sentiments adding that the inquiry was necessary because only a few powerful families dominate key sectors of the economy.

“Certain families dominate key sectors. The energy sector is in the hands of a few. The extent of capture needs a study, hence the proposal. State capture retards development. It establishes negative linkages between politics and the economy. This has nothing to do with Uhuru. It has everything to do with Kenyans’ wellbeing,” Kang'ata said.

The sentiments by Kenya Kwanza top leadership come shortly after Ruto sensationally stated that his main competitor in the August poll is President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Ngilu hits out at Ruto

Reacting to Ruto's proposal to form a judicial team to investigate the actions and policies of President Uhuru, Kitui governor Charity Ngilu slammed the DP asking him to get over his bitterness.

Ngilu shared a Bible verse Ephesians 4:31 in a tweet in which she responded to Ruto's promise to investigate his boss should he form the next government.

"Ephesians 4:31 ~ Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice," Ngilu tweeted.

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