Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday dismissed claims that he is being funded by business mogul, Jimmy Wanjigi.
Jimmy was said to have funded the NASA campaign but according to Wiper Leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, he is behind the Jubilee campaigns as well.
The Deputy President while on Citizen Tv said that Kalonzo was better placed to talk about Mr Wanjigi.
He said questions on the businessman should be directed to Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
“Kalonzo should answer to the allegations…instead of dropping names, the name Wanjigi did not come from me. It came from Kalonzo.”
“So, he must be knowing more than I do about Wanjigi and corruption cartel,” the DP said.
“…he must get the opportunity to explain to Kenyans how he knows Wanjigi. The media is awash with the allegations being made of who is funding who?”
“…our competitors need to explain why they are in cohorts with people of all manner of records,” Ruto said.
The DP said he knew Wanjigi but noted that he has never funded him in any way.
“I know Wanjigi very well and many Kenyans know him too. However, he has never funded me in anywhere and in whatever manner,” he said.
He further dismissed claims that they introduced Kalonzo to Wanjigi saying it was the other way round.
“…that is a lot of nonsense. We did not introduce Wanjigi to Kalonzo. It is Wanjigi who introduced us to Kalonzo. He is the one who organised the meeting,” Ruto said.
Ruto said the NASA deputy presidential candidate should explain to Kenyans the truth about what transpired the night that they met.
“As for the other details of this meeting, Kalonzo should know better. We did not engage Kalonzo after the said night because he told us a very weird thing,” he said.
“He told us to allow him to become the president, in any case, we will be in jail for 10 years,” Ruto said.
He said what Kalonzo told them was a turn-off and that they did not want to engage him anymore in their plans.
“That is how we left Kalonzo’s house in a hurry as we realised we were not dealing with a friend. We never negotiated with Kalonzo on him being a flag bearer,” Ruto said.
Further, Ruto said he has no problem with Wanjigi adding that he never said he was linked to the Anglo leasing scam.
“We have never had a problem with him. It is Kalonzo who should be asked about the introduction of Jimmy in these issues.”
“Our competitors should be telling us where they get the names of those allegedly involved in corruption,” he said.