Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Friday morning, 22nd January, went to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters on Kiambu Road, Nairobi, to record a statement over land grabbing allegations against him.
The former Vice-President had been accused by Deputy President William Ruto of grabbing the 200-acre Yatta land on which he has a home.
Speaking in Bomet last week, DP Ruto said the Yatta parcel was government land, which the Wiper boss obtained irregularly using his influence as then Vice-President.
“You have been an MP, minister in almost every ministry, and the Vice-President, and the only record you have is that where you live is government land. Then you are telling us that your party’s slogan is Kazi Kazi Bila Wizi [Service without stealing], I think you are confused. It should be Wizi Wizi Bila Kazi (stealing without service),” Ruto said.
In response, Kalonzo said the allegations were meant to injure his reputation and challenged the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.
He challenged the DP to equally offer himself for investigation concerning a record 10 scandals – the majority of them on land grabbing.
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu came out to defend Kalonzo in his spat with DP Ruto on the land-grabbing allegations.
“Ruto’s claims that Kalonzo grabbed public land are untrue and baseless. Each and every Kenyan can tell who the biggest land grabber in this country, if not in the world, is,” said Ngilu.
She said that Kalonzo legally owns the Yatta land, adding that the DP lacks the moral podium to lecture anyone on matters of land grabbing.