Deputy President William Ruto has denied reports that Sh21 billion has been lost in Arror and Kimwarer dam projects in Elgeyo-Marakwet County.
Dr. Ruto spoke during the launch of a report on the state of Judiciary in Nairobi on Thursday, saying that only expenditure of Sh7 billion is in question.
“You’ve heard that government has lost about Sh21 billion in Kimwarer and Arror dam, which is a flat lie!” he said at the Supreme Court.
“The money in question is about Sh7 billion and for every coin that has been paid, we have a bank guarantee. No money will be lost because we are a responsible government.”
Be that as it may, the DP did not give details of the unexplained use and the supposed bank guarantees.
Ruto urged the public to stop raising unauthenticated allegations on graft.
He emphasized that no funds have been lost.
“It is not right to claim Sh9 billion has been lost then when going to court a person is charged with loss of Sh100 million. Kenyans then ask where is the other 8.9 billion. Let us be faithful,” he said.
His reaction comes a day after it emerged that a company associated with his Chief of Staff, Mr Ken Osinde, and other big shots has been caught up in the scandal.
Osinde is a former envoy to Germany, Romania and Bulgaria.