VOA Journalist Esther Gitui-Ewart confronted Deputy President William Ruto with corruption and integrity questions.
William Ruto, who is known for interrupting journalists, faced a rough time responding to questions from VOA journalist (Voice of America) during his tour of the United States.
The deputy president had been invited as a guest on a political show to explain the rampant corruption and what he would do if elected Kenya’s fifth president.
“The moral fabric of Kenya has gone so bad that what we are reading every day is killings, people have lost their mind, there is no food on the table, the economy has dwindled and there’s high-level corruption, this is the root cause of problems in Kenya.
As the deputy president, you are on the frontline in the churches. We know where you stand with your faith. What is wrong with the Kenyan fabric? Why are Kenyans desperate? What will you do to feed Kenyans facing hunger?
However, Ruto remained mum, probably pondering his response.
When she realized that Ruto was hesitating, the VOA Journalist beseeched the DP to explain himself.
“Answer me because I am very emotional on that topic. What will you do since you are running for the top office? “I think eeh…we will see that…you have been reading social media too much,”
Ruto admitted the situation was bad but not worse as described by the journalist.
“The situation is not out of control. I can tell you that yes we can deal with the problem of hunger in our country. It’s unfortunate that we dropped subsidies on agriculture inputs. And by so doing lowered the productivity of our farmers. We must first sort out our agriculture.”