Deputy President William Ruto has come out to say that the high end chopper he frequently uses to travel the country belongs to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and not himself.
Exposeke.com understands Ruto’s statement came less than a month after he echoed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s sentiments on undertaking lifestyle audit where he said he would be among first public servants to declare his wealth.
In a video which has gone viral seen by exposeke.com on Saturday, August 4, Ruto who was accompanied by close ally Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria in a public forum seemed to fully agree with the legislator’s confession that he was the owner of the state of the art helicopter.
“I want to make some clarification after my remarks. I heard the principal say the DP’s chopper landed in the school field. It should be clear that the helicopter is not Ruto’s by mine. We have to speak the truth as Christians sometimes,” Kuria said as the crowd burst into laughter.
Maybe, the crowd’s laughter was hinged on the perception that Kuria was joking about the revelation but they had to rethink their conclusion when Ruto stood up to address them.
“My brother Moses Kuria is truthful in saying the chopper I use belongs to him and I have just borrowed. people have been bugging me over the helicopter and now they have the answer because the owner has been known. I am his friend who only borrows from him,” said Ruto.
The DP observed that those who had been talking too much about his wealth and purchase of helicopters had found a reason to keep their mouths shut.
“It is time to stop much banter now that you know the truth. I thank Moses Kuria for being a gentleman and speaking the truth. Whatever he has said let it be that way. We need to ashamed the devil by speaking the truth,” Ruto added.
In June, the DP was reported to have bought the KSh 1 billion Airbus H145 with a capacity of eight passengers and the first of its kind in Kenya.
Among its superior features is its ability to fly at night and reach high speeds of 418 kilometers/ hour.