Bomet governor Isaac Ruto wants those implicated in the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal prosecuted and compelled to return the alleged looted money. Ruto said the government must demonstrate its seriousness in fighting graft by arresting and prosecuting those implicated in the Sh1.6 billion scandal.
Speaking at Chebewor, Kapsenda, Lesirwa and Fortenan areas in Kericho county on Wednesday while popularising his Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party ahead of the August 8 General Election, Ruto asked the Jubilee administration to deal with the suspects from the big fish to the smaller ones. “Even if it is (Anne) Waiguru or (Senator, Kipchumba) Murkomen, we demand action against them now not another day.
We as leaders cannot sit back and watch as some individuals loot the public coffers. Counties require a lot of resources for development and therefore, suspects in the scam must be prosecuted and made to return the money,” said Ruto.
He was accompanied by Emily Kirui who is eyeing the Kericho county Women’s Rep seat on CCM ticket and parliamentary aspirants on the ticket; Nicholas Ng’eno (Kipkelion East), Weldon Rogony (Soin-Sigowet) and Isaac Rono (Kipkelion East).
Ruto, at the same time, said the party has attracted a number of aspirants who are eyeing the posts of governor, senator, MP and Members of the county assemblies.
“The party is not a push-over in the political arena and we are optimistic of bagging a number of seats in the August polls. We are advising the people to troop to the party which is poised for a brighter future,” said the CCM party leader.