Tuesday July 23, 2019-On Sunday evening, the night before the arrest of Treasury CS Henry Rotich, Deputy President William Ruto, was put to task to explain whether he had confidence in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and its boss, George Kinoti.
This is after he was previously quoted by the media opposing a statement by DCI Kinoti, about corruption in the Kimwarer and Arror dams’ project, claiming that the project was above board.
"The DCI (Kinoti) and every public officer have a duty and responsibility to manage their offices in the best interests of the Republic of Kenya," Ruto told K24 TV's Anne Kiguta on Sunday evening.
"That's their duty, is it your confidence that is what they are doing?" Ms Kiguta posed.
"If they weren't doing their jobs as they should, then they shouldn't be in office," he responded.
The DP explained that he had been misquoted to appear as though he was attacking the DCI.
"He (DCI Kinoti) will be held accountable when that is necessary," Ruto added.
Speaking about the fight against corruption, later in the interview, the DP expressed confidence that Kenya was winning the war.
"We have made sure that they have sufficient independence to be able to execute their mandate," he assured.
The Kenyan DAILY POST