Deputy President William Ruto has cleared the air over the list of properties he owns, faulting Interior CS Fred Matiangi’s report that presented before National Assembly National Security and Administration Committee yesterday.
The DP added that in as much as what was tabled by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to the parliamentary committee was true, 30% of that information was inaccurate, denying that he owns the 15,000-acre ADC Mutara Ranch in Laikipia County.
Speaking at his Karen Residence, the DP joked that CS Matiang’i had that a better than the media which he said had carried a wrong lifestyle audit on him, associating him with property he did not even own. “In their illegal audit, the media gave me Six-Eighty Hotel and Boulevard which was not part of Matang’i’s list,” he added.
The DP added that the office of the president refused to include his poultry business which earns him Sh1.5 million daily from the sale of eggs from his 200,000 chickens and that he holds 400,000 Safaricom shares and 80,000 Kenya Airways shares. He also challenged the CS to carry out lifestyle audits for other politicians so that Kenyans can also know what they own.
CS Matiang’í, while appearing in the select Parliamentary committee following summons, said that the Deputy President enjoys a maximum security with 257 officers attached to him and his properties, listing Ruto owned properties spread all over the countries that includes hotels, ranches and a poultry farm. The DP also owns five helicopters and hangars at Wilson Airport in Nairobi.