Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, after presenting himself to the DCI offices, now wants Deputy President William Ruto investigated for abuse of office and criminal libel. Senators James Orengo and Mutula Kilonzo, who were speaking to the press from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Headquarters, said they had filed a formal complaint against the DP. The two legislators cum lawyers appeared as Kalonzo’s legal representatives.
Orengo said they had filed four complaints against the Jubilee deputy party leader among them incitement to violence and uttering false information. According to the ODM senator, the DCI boss George Kinoti said DP Ruto will be required to present himself before the DCI over the matter.
The senator did not disclose the set date for the DP’s grilling. Orengo however confirmed that they will be in court in four weeks time. The latest developments comes days after Ruto claimed that Kalonzo acquired his 200-acre land in Yatta illegally.
The war of words appeared to have been precipitated by Kalonzo who had claimed that DP Ruto’s is involved in almost all major graft scandals which have resulted to theft of billions in taxpayers money.
Kalonzo went further to expose land grabbing cases where the DP’s name has been adversely mentioned. He challenged the Jubilee deputy party leader to offer himself for investigation. Kitui governor Charity Ngilu also came to Kalonzo’s defence claiming that the Wiper party leader is an integral person unlike the Deputy President.
The two politicians are set to face off in the Machakos county senate by-elections. Kalonzo is keen at regaining the seat that was held by his party before the demise of the senator Kabaka. Deputy President William Ruto is also keen at clinching the seat and measure his political influence in the Ukambani region. Ruto’s candidate will battle it out on a UDA party ticket. The UDA party is a Ruto allied political outfit that is chaired by former Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama. The by-election is also set to take another twist since Kalonzo’s candidate is Muthama’s ex wife. Muthama will be forced to campaign against his estranged wife.