BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT,2021-Jubilee party has questioned Deputy President William Ruto’s source of income and his tax payments.
Speaking in Nairobi today, party secretary-general Raphael Tuju said, “We have the truth by our side.
Tuju said in 2015, DP Ruto publicly declared that he was worth Sh100 million.
However, in seven years, the DP has acquired assets like choppers, hotels and land worth billions of shillings, all while studying for his PhD.
The secretary-general went on to add that Ruto made strides in business while running an empire and carrying the heavy burden of working as DP and attending presidential campaigns.
“He has been more generous than Safaricom and some other blue-chip companies,” Tuju said.
He said while the exact average of what the DP is said to own may be debatable, he has accepted the ownership of at least 3,600 acres, most of the Hustler nation citizens are only dreaming to own 0.2 acres.
Tuju said Kenyans do not expect him to give his personal land, but “given his good heart … he can greatly help here.”
Tuju said as a leader who pushes the youth empowerment agenda, Ruto ought to teach the masses the secret to amass wealth in such a short time.
“He should teach us, the clueless adults in this country, how we can do the same.
“We may not possess his supernatural powers of hard work, but at least he should teach us something else apart from the wheelbarrows.”
Tuju took a jab at the DP, further congratulating him on his success in the chicken farming business.
He sent a mock congratulatory message to Ruto for amassing so much wealth, challenging him to publicly declare how he acquired it.
“We congratulate his efforts on his farm that makes him Sh1.5million a day. The only thing left is his transparency. Show us your ways of making such wealth,” Tuju said.