President William Ruto has disclosed that there is no scandal in his Kenya Kwanza government.
The president made the remarks on Friday, November 17, during an event in Nairobi, in response to ODM leader Raila Odinga who had accused the government over the fuel deal it signed with Saudi Arabia and the United Arabs Emirates.
“It is the speculation, rumor mongering and scamming that is going on. I want to assure them that the fishing they are doing for a scandal in this administration, they are not about to succeed.”
“They can speculate, imagine, dream about a scam, that is how far they can go. I want to tell the country, we will make sure that we do the right thing for Kenya,” the president said.
We will live within our means, and we will make sure that we transform the country in a manner that our country becomes sustainable,” he added.
At the same time, Ruto defended the government-to-government fuel deal with Saudi Arabia and UAE, saying that the engagements with the international oil companies is above board, transparent and innovative.
“The G to G petroleum product engagements with the International oil companies is above board, transparent and innovative and it has made the biggest difference in our country,” he said.
This comes barely two days after Raila on November 16, urged President Ruto to cancel the G-to-G fuel deal and revert to open tender system over alleged fraud.
“Ruto must immediately cancel the contract and revert to the Open Tender System which ensured guaranteed supply of petroleum products,” Raila stated.
According to Raila, the G-to-G fuel deal was a scandal involving three Kenyan companies and the two oil producing nations.
The former Prime Minister had also demanded that the government must make public the MoU between Kenya, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
At the same time, the opposition politician had wanted the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum to make public the deal it signed with the oil companies.