Ruto Given Five Day Ultimatum to Respond To a Lawsuit Seeking Eviction From The Government’s Karen Residence.
Deputy President William has been given a five-day ultimatum to respond to a lawsuit seeking to kick him out of his Karen residence.
Mau Mau veterans sued the DP, alleging that he misappropriated government funds and used them to fund his own presidential campaign.
According to the freedom warriors, Ruto was more concerned with coordinating the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) than with assisting President Uhuru Kenyatta in administering the government.
They claimed that he had abandoned his duties and should be removed from office.
Through their attorneys, the veterans told the court that the DP acknowledged receipt of the suit but was intentionally delaying to reply.
The case will be mentioned on Thursday, May 19.
However, Ruto and his allies had previously spoken on a looming court case and a plan reportedly being orchestrated by his rivals to frustrate his presidential campaigns.
“I understand we will have a new Deputy President in a few months. Therefore, I want to tell the good people planning the renovations that for Kenya Kwanza, refurbishment of the DP’s residence is not a priority.
“The priority is to sort out the hunger affecting 3 million Kenyans who are sleeping hungry,” Ruto stated while addressing UDA delegates at Ngong Race Course on Tuesday, April 12.
Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Waiguru, and Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro, further argued that it was illogic to evict the DP from his official residence.