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I am ready for a lifestyle audit, says DP Ruto

21 December 2015, 12:01 Arap Yego

Nairobi - Deputy President William Ruto has said he is ready for a lifestyle audit and can account for every single coin he owns.

The DP rubbished allegations made by opposition leaders that he is corrupt and insisted that the wealth he has is legitimate and he got it from ‘sheer hard work’.

Cord leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula have in the recent past questioned the source of the millions of shillings Ruto dishes out weekly, calling for authorities to conduct a probe on him.  

“I have nothing to hide. My wealth is clean. You do not have to be corrupt to be wealthy and generous. You can be rich by sheer hard work like I have done,” said Ruto during an interview on Citizen TV on Sunday.

“I can prove to the latter every property I own and assets I have a history. I borrowed money to acquire the properties from banks and even parliament. There is documentation to prove this and anyone can get them,” he explained.

Read Also: Is Ruto bribing URP delegates to oppose party dissolution?

DP Ruto challenged anyone who has issue with him to take the matter to court because he does not fear anything.

“Anybody is welcome to do a lifestyle audit on me. If it is about the millions I dish out in fundraising, those raising questions should know I did not start being generous the other day; I have done it since 1997 when I was an MP for the first time,” he said and accused opposition leaders of being mean.

Last month Cord Co-principal Moses Wetang’ula said the wants a lifestyle audit of Deputy President William Ruto carried out to ascertain the source of the cash he regularly donates in fundraisers.

“President Kenyatta must carry out a lifestyle audit of his Deputy William Ruto. Even if he owns Barclays Bank or Kenya Commercial Bank, you can’t dish out money like he does and raise KES 25 million or KES 30 million like he does at church functions each week,” said the Ford Kenya party leader.

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