Even as Deputy President William Ruto continues to fight off allegations concerning his association to ex-sport CS Rashid Echesa’s fake firearms scandal, more politicians continue to press him.
Latest on the list of those who have come out to call on the DP to come out clear on the matter is former Jubilee Party vice-chairman David Murathe.
Murathe, who has been so vocal against Ruto’s presidency, accused the DP, claiming his office is already contaminated with corruption claims.
The former vice-chair, who is believed to be one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s close confidant, accused Ruto’s allies (direct beneficiaries of corruption) of peddling lies that the war against corruption is targeting Ruto’s 2022 political ambitions.
“The office of the Deputy President is crystal clear that it is porous, permeable and translucently opaque that is why lately it has been found to be an excellent incubator for swindlers and illicit businesses.
“Office of the Deputy President is contaminated to the core, to an extent whereby some few sympathizers who are known to be direct beneficiaries of corruption are now peddling lies that the war against graft is targeting the Deputy President; which is contrary! Caveat!!!” posted Murathe on Facebook.
The allegation by Murage comes hot on the heels of calls seeking to have the DP step aside.
However, the DP’s office has dismissed the allegations that Echesa met key staffs in Ruto’s office t struck a deal conned a foreign investor millions of shillings.
A statement by David Mugonhi, Secretary of communication in the DP’s office, indicated hat Echesa was in the Harambee Annex Office for a record 23 minutes and never accessed any other room other than the waiting bay.
The botched deal resulted in the arrest and prosecution of Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa who was released on bail on Monday after he denied charges.
Meanwhile, the embattled former CS has maintained that he is innocent.
Speaking to the press shortly after he was arraigned in court at JKIA, Echesa read malice in the accusations, insisting that the police and investigative agencies were being used by certain individuals to frustrate him.