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No Ruto link to grabbed school playground

20 January 2015, 16:05 William Korir

Nairobi - Deputy President William Ruto has been named severally in connection to the parcel of land grabbed by a said private developer, thanks to his said ownership of the nearby Weston Hotel.

But that has now been denied by the hotel management which has severed links to the DP.

According to lawyer Ahmednassir Abdulahi, the hotel does not belong to Ruto and has no links to the Deputy President in any capacity.

" Those are just rumours that must be ignored. The hotel has its owners and shareholders and anyone who has a query can go find out at the relevant government agencies," he said when asked about the matter Tuesday.

Word has it that Ruto owns the classy hotel as exhibited by various social media posts from supposedly in the know individuals such as Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale.

" We all know the hotel belongs to Ruto," Khalwale said on Twitter.

" He knows that I have evidence linking him to the hotel, so let us not spread lies," he added.

In an interview with Citizen TV in 2012, Ruto was seen at the hotel inspecting it and stating how he likes building and construction something that has again raised the question of its ownership and his involvement.

Persons who have frequented the area since the hotel constriction begun, also say that Ruto was a frequent visitor during its construction.

" He has been here more than I can remember ever since the hotel started being built, James Njungu, a newspaper vendor who has operated just outside the hotel for 8 years said.

Ruto himself, who is currently out of the country has yet to publicly comment on the land grabbing incident as well as the teargassed children.

According to Ahmednassir, the hotel's main director and shareholder is a Mr Patrick Osiero.

Whether Kenyans believe his tale altogether is what remains to be seen.

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