Laikipia woman rep Cate Waruguru has refuted claims that she used to receive handouts from Deputy President William Ruto in order to call out President Uhuru Kenyatta and campaign against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report (now bill).
Reports have been rife on social media that the outspoken lawmaker confessed to the above allegations during an interview with a vernacular radio station covering Mt Kenya region.
Waruguru termed the allegations as mere political gimmicks propagated by her nemeses with the aim of tainting her reputation.
She alleged there were people who were on “payroll” to assassinate her character so as to arrest her rising political star in Mt Kenya region and Kenya at large.
“This is pure politics, bloggers sit and cook things then circulate them. I have not been in any vernacular radio station lately. That is propaganda and it must be condemned in the strongest terms possible,” she said.
Waruguru who has been silent for a while reaffirmed her support for President Uhuru Kenyatta and the BBI bill.
“I always speak my mind when I have something to say, I even express that on my social media pages. Those who are being paid to spread the rumours I can only advise you to ask for money because tomorrow those paymasters will be nowhere to be seen,” she said.
Propagators of the misleading reports had alleged Waruguru admitted to receiving KSh 50, 000 from Ruto’s office in Karen so as to abuse the president and demote the BBI report.
They alleged the vocal woman rep estimated the cumulative monthly pay for the ‘job’ to something close to KSh 200, 000.
The MP restated she has never received any token from Ruto to do anything for him.
“Ignore the merchants of propaganda, my position is clear, I am in government. I support President Uhuru and former prime minister Raila Odinga because we need one nation,” she added.