Deputy President William Ruto broke his silence in regards to the ongoing former Sports CS Rashid Echesa saga.
Ruto, who never lacks words for such situations, was linked in the case that saw Echesa defraud a foreigner Ksh39 billion for a military tender.
Through a tweet, the DP remarked that politics was being used to incriminate him in an incident he had nothing to do with.
The desperation of my political competitors on their choreographed smear campaign against WsR is evident even for fools (whom we have a shortage for)to see. Just wait and see where this will end up. Washindwe! Go for the fraudsters. Leave me to serve the nation. pic.twitter.com/LzzrSq3jbx
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) February 15, 2020
On Thursday, after the arrest of Echesa by the DCI, details emerged that claimed the ex-URP head was in on the gun deal.
It was reported that the trouble-laden Ruto ally had promised an American living in Poland of a lucrative tender.
In order to entice the foreigner, the Mumias born man assured the victim that the contract offered would be signed in the presence of Ruto.
Satisfied, the deal went through and a downpayment of Ksh 11.5 million was made as a consultancy fee.
The complainant then arranged a meeting with Echesa and his men which took place at the Harambee House.