BLAME GAME

Jubilee: Ruto taking advantage of Kenyans, posing as Messiah

In Summary

• The party said that the DP has become a serial complainer instead of offering practical solutions to Kenyans.

• Kioni claimed that the DP uses not less than Sh50 million every weekend in transport logistics for his campaigns and security, which is already an extra tax burden for the taxpayer.

Jubilee Party secretary-general Jeremiah Kioni and other party officials during the press address on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the party headquarters.
Jubilee Party secretary-general Jeremiah Kioni and other party officials during the press address on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the party headquarters.
Image: JUBILEE PARTY/JEREMIAH KIONI

The ruling Jubilee Party has asked the Deputy President William Ruto to either choose to continue criticising the government of which he is part o or resign and lead his opposition team.

In a press statement on Friday signed by the party secretary-general Jeremiah Kioni, the party said that the DP has become a serial complainer instead of offering practical solutions to Kenyans.

“Ruto is taking the advantage of the plight of Kenyans to earn political mileage while posing as a Messiah. Ruto should make a choice, to be an ordinary citizen who holds no office or to be a second in command, paid by the taxpayers to address the challenges facing the country,” Kioni said.

Kioni claimed that the DP uses not less than Sh50 million every weekend in transport logistics for his campaigns and security, which is already an extra tax burden for the taxpayer.

"During his recent trip abroad to the US and the UK, Ruto's 131-man cheering squad spend a whooping Sh200 million in logistics, flights, accommodation, and allowances. This is enough to provide an emergency food intervention programme in drought-stricken counties."

Ruto had said that the current state of affairs being witnessed in the country is due to state capture, where cartels and incompetent public officials have colluded to steal from Kenyans.

In a Kenya Kwanza Alliance press address earlier on Monday, DP said that Kenyans are now waiting for action from the National Treasury, Agriculture, and Petroleum ministries.

Ruto added that Kenyans want an end to the issue of conflict of interest and state capture.

Also, the party added that it is hypocritical for Ruto to be on the staircase of the government house, enjoying government security and staffing only to insult the same government he should be serving.

"Ruto has two clear choices, occupy his dusty house at Harambee House and help the President dispense his mandate to the people of Kenyan as he constitutionally should, or resign from his position and lead the opposition atop his tax-funded top of the range Land Cruiser."