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Angry DP Ruto summons staff for dressing down as aides launch hunt for mole –



DP William Ruto and Second Lady Rachel Ruto


Angered by frequent internal leaks of private and sometimes classified information from his camp, Deputy President William Ruto has ordered security aides to hunt down and uncover moles who have persistently leaked his private information to media.

The order came as the beleaguered Deputy President began his day on Tuesday with a meeting during which domestic staff at his official residence in Karen were summoned by their boss for an unusual dressing down.

Ruto severely berated his more than 40 members of staff for embarrassing him with leaks yet they were all earning their pay a deposit supporting their families because of him.

The Deputy President also wondered why despite his generosity to his staff and their families, the same people he helps were running to media to with information intended to undermine him.

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Later in the day, Ruto summoned senior administrative staff at his Harambee House Annexe office and similarly lambasted them for the media leaks.

While meeting his senior staff, Ruto openly conceded that he was under immense political pressure and such leaks undermined his rapidly diminishing clout in government. Ruto pleaded with his managerial staff to help him fight these succession wars rather than sabotage him.

Kenyan News Day learnt that Ruto concluded the tense meeting with an order that henceforth all staff under his office be paid in cash, an order which effectively bypasses the Financial Reporting Centre arm of Central Bank of Kenya regulations which require large or suspicious bank account deposits be reported and account holders be asked to justify.

In castigating his staff for bad press, DP Ruto’s was particularly angered by the latest revelations in sections of media which suggested that various support teams attached to the Deputy President — including his large media crew, security, drivers and protocol officers — are yet to receive their allowances since the final quarter of last year, severely impeding their movements.

Before that, Kenyan News Day has consistently and accurately reported on the DP’s schedule and behind the scene political intrigues much to the chagrin of his aides who have questioned where the leaks emanate from.

Some of the disclosures online have understandly left the DP and the second lady deeply embarrassed, at times exposing them as tenderpreneurs and crossborder smugglers.

Last year, Kenya News Day published an explosive report that implicated Deputy President Ruto in a gold smuggling racket from a neighboring country.

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Not long after we published an exclusive in which both the DP and how wife were caught canvassing for irregular award of the multi-million tender for supply of police uniforms, something that Interior CS Fred Matiang’i latter harshly commented on without mentioning the Ruto’s.

ALSO READ: Exclusive: How DP Ruto lobbied CS Matiang’i over police uniform tender

Last week, we also exclusively reported how commissioners of the National Land Commission were compromised so as to save Ruto’s majestic Weston Hotel from certain repossession and possible demolition.

ALSO READ: Revealed: How a hefty Sh100m bribe led the NLC to save DP Ruto’s Weston Hotel

These and other sensational scoops on Kenyan News Day has led Ruto to believe that one or more of his closest aides are selling information to journalists and bloggers

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