Deputy President William Ruto has been under fire from netizens for failing to declare his wealth on national television last night.
DP Ruto was being interviewed by journalist Anne Kiguta at a local media house where she asked him to tell the hustler nation his wealth status.
”I will not declare my assets in this show, but if you want to know then the best way to know this is to follow the law, apply and then you will find out,” said DP Ruto.
DP Ruto also said he has nothing to hide but he is not going to say on national TV what his wealth is because the information is out in the public.
However, Kenyans were not convinced by his statements accusing him of failing to be transparent to voters who give him his political power.
“This question of Ruto wealth has been there for a while now. Why doesn’t the DP clear the air once and for all, if he has nothing to hide,” said Charles on Twitter.
CEO Consumers, Kenya Abraham Mutai also hit out on Ruto for not declaring his wealth alleging that the DP may have acquired it illegally.
“What Ruto is saying here is that he is not ready to declare his wealth regardless. Willy Mutunga and Collymore declared their wealth because they never acquired it in an illegal manner,” said Mutai.
”Ruto evading the question on Wealth Declaration speaks volumes. Politicians in this country are extremely keen to serve the poor, the needy and the illiterate,” said Makelo on Twitter.
”Ruto is elusive with questions touching on his wealth. I thought pronouncing one’s wealth is simple, Ruto is making it look like rocket science,” said Ngugi.
“Ruto has been given the best arena to publicise his wealth, he should have done that to halt any corruption speculation against him if he is as clean as he claims,” said Philip.