Media wants to kill DP Ruto, Jubilee says
22 February 2016, 19:01
Nairobi - The media is looking to kill DP William Ruto, Jubilee Coalition members say in the wake of new reports about the second in command.
The comments came in the wake of new accusations that the DP referred to Baringo Senator and KANU boss Gideon Moi as an uncircumcised boy in a rally over the weekend in Kericho.
The alleged comments were carried by the Star newspaper which has now been accused of having an agenda against the DP.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen says that the reports do not surprise him in any way.
" The accusations by the media over the DP are not new. There is a veiled attempt to portray the DP in bad light," the Senator said.
Renowned lawyer Donald Kipkorir also weighed in on the matter.
" The Star is a mercenary paper! It has never written anything positive
about H.E William Ruto; and always tries to clear Anne Waiguru!," he said on Twitter.
Ruto is stated to have said he did not utter the words accused of by the Star and that they were out to sell.
" The Star as always looking to sell," he said.
Starehe MP Maina Kamanda too felt that the paper has an agenda with the DP.
" The newspapers are out to kill the DP and force a bad name to the Jubilee Coalition but they will not succeed," he stated.
Whether Ruto will take the matter to a legal representative for action remains to be seen.
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