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BY DPPS/MOMBASA,20TH JUNE 2018-Two after ODM leader Raila Odinga said he was ready to undergo lifestyle audit in support of the ongoing war on corruption,Deputy President William Ruto has also come forward affirming his readiness for the exercise.
Addressing the 43rd Kenya Secondary School Headteachers Association annual conference in Mombasa on Wednesday the DP said he will be among the first to take the audit.
Ruto said since President Kenyatta made the pronouncement, a section of media has been on his case.
“I can see already, the media has done some work on me. I did expect that the following day it would be someone else, but it is stopped with me. I thought that this lifestyle audit was meant for all public servants?” posed Ruto.
He said the audit will help put to rest what goes on at the rumour mill and half truths.
“We must all of us go through audit because Kenya is the only country we have. Every one of us must play his or her role to make sure the country moves forward,” said Ruto.
Last Friday, during the official opening of the first phase of the Dongo Kundu by-pass in Mombasa, President Uhuru Kenyatta said all public servants will be subjected to lifestyle audits in a new measure to fight corruption in Kenya.
He said he will be the first to undergo the audit, followed by his Deputy, Cabinet Secretaries, Governors and all other State officers.
“The President pronounced government policy on every public servant to be subjected to a lifestyle audit and it is expected that every public servant will submit themselves for lifestyle audit when that time comes. William Ruto will be among the first for that exercise,” said the Deputy President on Wednesday.
The Opposition chief Raila Odinga speaking at the same event two days ago challenged President Kenyatta to hire international auditors who cannot be compromised to carry out the process.