Deputy President William Ruto has hinted at prosecuting his boss Uhuru Kenyatta if he’s elected president in the August 9 General Election. The duo who no longer see to eye have in the recent past traded barbs after Uhuru endorsed Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga as his preferred successor. The Kenya Kwanza Alliance launched it’s manifesto on 30th June at Kasarani indoor arena.
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential candidate stated in his manifesto that if Kenya Kwanza Alliance captures power, they would form an inquiry into alleged state capture by Uhuru and his allies. Dp William Ruto said “…Within 30 days, we shall establish a quasi-judicial public inquiry to look at the extent of cronyism and state capture in the nation and make recommendations,”.
Ruto also said he would establish a tribunal to investigate enforced disappearances and violations of human rights. This means he could be after the president with whom, they have ruled together for 10 years even though he was sidelined during their second term. Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro echoed Ruto’s sentiments saying state capture had ‘strangled’ Kenya’s economy. He claimed the president had used his position to assent to policies that favoured his businesses.
According to Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, he said “The problem is that the president and his allies have over the last 10 years made policies and decisions to benefit his enterprise. Just like the Guptas in South Africa, everything has been choreographed to benefit the private businesses of those in power,”.
City lawyer Amednasir Abdullahi SC has weighed in on the state capture and he said “State capture has strangled our economy. The problem is that the President and his allies have over the last 10 years made policies and decisions to benefit his enterprise. Just like the Guptas in South Africa…says Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro.”
In May, the DP said he will undertake legal and administrative steps to reverse the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) contracts. The second in command regretted that some people allegedly hijacked the SGR project, which was meant to make the port more efficient and better and improve the business and the people’s fortunes on the coast. According to Ruto, with matters to do with the Mombasa port, it was never the intention of the Kenyan government to build the SGR so that the coast would be impoverished.
The DP William Ruto seems to be against what Uhuru Kenyatta has done in his second term beginning 2018 when he joined hands with ODM leader Raila Odinga.