Why does Ruto need to keep defending himself against corruption allegations?
26 September 2016, 15:52
While Deputy President William Ruto has every right to defend himself, his wealth, background among other things, he needs not keep reminding Kenyans that he is not corrupt.
It is often said that a guilty conscience needs no accuser. If Ruto's conscience is clean, he needs not convince anyone of his innocence because he will always be at peace with himself and that is what is important.
Political activist Jonathan Mweke, speaking to Citizen TV on Monday said that Ruto ends up tainting his name even more every time he rises up to defend himself against corruption allegations.
"He creates fodder for the media and the public to even question more about his vast wealth amassed over a short period of time. I think he should not defend himself," said Mweke.
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Ruto has incessantly been defending his wealth every time he appears on media for an interview.
"I understand why some people have a problem with a son of a peasant getting this far because it normally does not happen. But they should wake up to a new reality that this is a Kenya in which every child, irrespective of their background or where they come from that it does not matter the status of their parents, whether poor or not, we must all have an equal chance," Ruto said during an interview.
These are carefully chosen words; unfortunately they are coming from Ruto's mouth and will convince very few if any.
They should be coming from elsewhere. When you blow your own trumpet and purport to be the best very few will be convinced. Ruto should have somebody speak on his behalf especially on controversial issues affecting him.
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