Friday, 24 October 2014

Deputy President William Ruto to sue five Coard leaders of linking him to Karen land saga

 Deputy President William Ruto has vowed to sue some of top Cord leaders over allegations made against him in the multibillion-shilling Karen land saga.
Mr Ruto asked five Cord leaders to apologies and retraction their statement that they signed purporting that he is among top Jubilee officials who have benefitted from the Sh8 billion land in Karen, Nairobi.
He asked Machakios senators Johnson Muthama, his Siaya and Kakamega counterparts James Orengo and Bonny Khalwale  respectively to apologies and retracted their statement within seven days.

Others are nominated senator Elizabeth Ongoro and Suna MP Junet Mohamed.

The Cord politicians accused Ruto of abuse of office and being part of the high-ranking Jubilee government officials at the centre of the scandal.
Ruto’s lawyers, Kioko Kilukumi on October 23, 2014 wrote to the leaders individually, stating that they face legal action if they don't recant the remarks.

Kilukumi noted that their remarks suggesting that high-ranking personalities in the Jubilee administration have grabbed a parcel of land in Karen was offensive and defamatory.
The lawyer said the statement accused his client of being a beneficiary of yet another mega corruption scandal in which he is said to be one of the “main architects in the monumental and unprecedented land grabbing and accusing him of flagrant gluttony.”
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has already ordered senators James Orengo and Muthama to furnish it with information on the allegations they made regarding the grabbing of the Karen land.

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