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Ruto admits he owns controversial Weston Hotel

03 June 2015, 14:49 William Korir

Nairobi - Deputy President William Ruto has admitted to owning the controversial Weston Hotel in Nairobi which has been linked to land grabbing.

Ruto admitted that he owns shares in the hotel along Nairobi's Langata Road that was in the news earlier in the year for its alleged involvement in grabbing a piece of land belonging to the Langata Road Primary School as a playground.

He admitted so during a talk show on the Citizen Television Station Tuesday night but denied claims that the Hotel had tried to grab the playground.

" That story is unfair and is meant to tarnish the name of William Ruto and the hotel. First of all, the persons who are accused have been named. They are Airport View LTD. They have a name and they have faces. That issue is in court. Why do they name William Ruto?," he posed.

Ruto also said that the land on which the hotel is built on, which has been said to have been grabbed from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority KCAA.

" We bought the land legally and the documents are there to prove it," he hit back.

Ruto insists that there are persons out to spoil his name and that he will work to ensuring he stops them from doing so.

" Uhuru Kenyatta was told from day one you can’t work with William Ruto because he is baggage; you know the Kikuyus and Kalenjins have fought. So you can’t work with William Ruto because he carries the baggage which the people of Central Kenya can’t agree," he complained.

The Weston Hotel and Langata Road Primary Land saga was negotiated after Lands CS Charity Ngilu ordered the fencing of the piece of land and the erection of a sign board warning potential land grabbers from approaching it.

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