RUTO orders arrest all those who have looted in Kilifi even as FAROUK/ WAIGURU walk freeForum and discussion, News 02:00
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - Deputy President William Ruto has ordered the swift arrest and prosecution of suspects in the Sh1 billion scandal in Kilifi County.
Speaking at the start of his tour of the Counties at the Coast, Ruto said it was absurd that a County whose residents were suffering from hunger and drought could lose such a huge amount of money to thieves and fraudsters.
He directed the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Directorate of Criminal Investigation, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Banking Fraud Investigation Department to move with speed and unravel how the theft of Sh 1 billion took place in Kilifi County and bring the culprits to account.
“Every year, the national Government allocates Sh 9 billion to Kilifi County due to the numerous problems it faces but it is embarrassing to hear that some people have colluded to steal the funds,” stated Ruto.
The Deputy President vowed never to rest until the looters at the County are arrested and prosecuted.
Ironically, Ruto’s remarks come amid NYS and Afya House scandals worth billions of shillings which have implicated both him and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ruto’s PA Farouk Kibet and his friend, Kipchuma Murkomen, have been linked to the NYS scam but have refused to be grilled and the DP is reportedly okay with that.
No one implicated in the NYS and Afya House scandals has been arrested even as Ruto makes noise about Kilifi, begging the question whether Jubilee was applying double standards in the fight against corruption.