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Alfred Keter: Ruto only surrounds himself with people who say yes to him

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 14:43 | By
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Ex-Nandi Hills Member of Parliament (MP) Alfred Keter has hit out at President William Ruto accusing him of double-speak.

Speaking during an interview with Milele FM, Keter, a fierce critic of the president affirmed that Ruto was heedless and that he often surrounded himself with people who only said yes to him.

The former legislator went on to state that the president often perceived himself as a 'know-it-all' regardless of whether his policies were reasonable or not.

"He cannot take advice from anybody and the day he will change maybe and from the look of things I don't see him changing. You cannot advise him, he is an expert in economics, health issues, security matters, loans, infrastructure, transport, every sector," Keter said.

He, at the same time, poked holes into the president's affordable housing project which he says is a sham project that should not be implemented.

The vocal politician underscored that taxing someone for a project that he/she will not benefit from was unrealistic.

"The housing issue is a scam, you cannot tax someone and then someone else benefits from it, this houses mnajenga kwa shamba ya public, it has never been de-gazetted from public land to private because individuals who are buying this lands are buying on their capacities as private," he added.

Further, Keter wondered why the government is focused on demolishing houses while insisting that it wants to build houses for Kenyans.

The politician wondered what was so special about the houses that the president was hesitant to let go of the project.

"Mbona unabomoa manyumba za watu na unataka kutujengea nyumba? Is there a better way? Why don't you look for land somewhere? What is affordable about these affordable houses? Cause they are expensive kushinda hizi private and you are using my money and land and it's still expensive," he added.

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