Azimio La Umoja Secretariat Executive Director Raphael Tuju has now claimed that Deputy President William Ruto was paid to support President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In an interview on Inooro TV, Tuju noted that DP Ruto came up with conditions so as to support Uhuru’s presidential bid in 2013.
The former Jubilee Secretary-General insisted that the DP treats politics as a business.
Tuju added that he is willing to testify the allegations he made about DP Ruto before the court should anyone challenge him.
“Let the people of Mount Kenya not think that Ruto supported Uhuru willingly in the first place, this is a person of blackmail. He was paid. I can confirm before a court of law how it went
“He came with conditions that had to be met in order for him to back Uhuru. To him, politics is a business,” he said.
He also claimed that the DP had tried the same with ODM leader Raila Odinga but he was not able to meet the conditions.
“The DP before joining Uhuru had tried the same number on ODM. It’s only that ODM could not raise the money. For him, everything is about money and that is why he is deluded that everyone can be bought with money,” Tuju stated.
Tuju further stated that other than the monetary gain, the DP was also given a 50 percent share of Cabinet slots in Uhuru’s administration.
“That is why when he was making appointments in the cabinets and parastatals, he had to be given a 50% share which he then gave to his people and his friends,” he added.
Tuju noted that by going for the top seat, the DP is looking out for his own interests and assurances.
“Trying to blackmail Mount Kenya people that he supported them is false. He was paid and this is someone you cannot trust with the Treasury and the Central Bank
“What’s important in this election is the issue of character, what kind of person is William Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua? Or Raila Odinga and Martha Karua?” He said.
Do you have a story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through firstname.lastname@example.org or call/SMS +254 731 469269