William Rutos Office has hit back following an allegation that he was at loggerheads with CS Matiangi over the Police uniforms tender.
Bethwel Kaino a representative from the office of the deputy president issued a reply as published on the star terming the headline on the publication as misleading and could not go unchallenged.
“The newspaper reported that a vicious fight between the DP and Matiang’i exploded into the open on Tuesday as if the two were there together engaging each other in a war of words before the public,” read the statement he issued.
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Kaino’s statement continued, “It was particularly unprofessional of the newspaper, in its latest headline, to narrowly interpret the statement by the Interior CS that police uniforms would not be imported to mean that there are differences between him and Ruto. As if the DP has been importing police uniforms from abroad.”
The move of the publish was maybe in a way to portray that the DP as someone who interferes with procurement processes, thus promoting corruption.
“This may suggest that some top managers of the paper are surrogates of certain politicians, who are nothing more than a team whose aim is to tarnish the image of certain individuals while propagating the politics of certain people,” note Bethwel Kaino.
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Kaino also urged Rutos enemies and even publishers to take a wider perspective on Dps activities. “It could have been likewise fair for the newspaper to be factual and report objectively on the DP’s development activities and engage in a smear campaign to tarnish his image,” conveyed Bethwel.
The news published earlier reported that the DP and CS Matiangi were involved in a multi-billion shillings tender for the supply of the new police Uniform. CS Matiangi revealed further without naming DP William Ruto that certain a politician wanted in on the multi-billion tender explaining that it would not happen.
“Listen to me very carefully. We will not import police uniforms, go and write another 10 headlines. We will not import police uniforms from any country. We have to promote the local textile industry,” Insisted CS Matiangi.
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