Deputy President William Ruto has hinted that he is being targeted with the lifestyle audit because he is a son of a poor man.
Below is an excerpt from the interview with NTV’s Mark Maasai at the DP’s official residence in Karen.
Mark Masai: Do you support a lifestyle audit? How much is William Ruto worth?
William Ruto: Mark, If you can recall, I was among the first people to welcome the President’s directive and said that I would be among the first to submit myself into the process. As for what I am worth, that is a discussion we can have another day. I have seen you’ve (Media) done an audit about me already. I expected you to go ahead and do audits of other leaders but it seems you were only interested in William Ruto.
Mark Masai: Can we have that discussion here?
William Ruto: No. Can you tell me what you are worth? Is it relevant here? You see, you have to wait and when the process starts, I will be happy because the audit will clear the rumors that the media is carrying, including claims that I own this house behind us here (Karen house),
Mark Masai: Are you saying you are poor?
William Ruto: I am not poor.
Mark Masai: Are you wealthy?
William Ruto: I am not poor, you know why are you focused on William Ruto? I am not the richest man out there like those people we all know about. Last Friday, I was in Kakamega and a man spoke in Swahili and he said, “Mtoto wa maskini akipata, ameiba na mtoto wa tayiri akipata ni ya baba yake” and I found it so profound.