Deputy President William Ruto has denied an accusation by MP Florence Mutua, that he was interfering in her marriage. Ruto described the remarks by Mutua as “lies and rumours”.
The female member of parliament representing Busia, had on Thursday accused the DP of interfering with her marital and political life.
She alleged that the DP had discussed her during a meeting between Busia MCAs and the DP in Nairobi. She said:
“During the visit, the DP made my re-election and that of Busia Governor MrSospeter Ojaamong the sole subjects of discussion. The DP was categorical that I, Florence Mutua, was a stranger in that County and should not be re-elected,
“I am a proud daughter of Western Kenya by birth and I am a resident of Western by marriage. Ruto must not attempt to define my origins for me and he must get out of my personal birth and marital life.”
Mutua asked him to focus at solving problems affecting Kenyans and stop meddling into the affairs of other elected leaders.
David Mugonyi,Communication Secretary to the DP dismissed the accusations by the MP saying: “She was not in the meeting, so purporting to know what transpired is engaging in rumour-mongering.”
Meanwhile, Governor Peter Munya of Meru has also accused DP William Ruto of sabotaging his presidential ambitions.
He said the DP was unhappy that he will contest the 2022 presidential election, challenging him for the top seat and as a result, he is using several politicians from the county to frustrate him.
Munya mentioned Senator Kiraitu Murungi, Woman Representative Florence Kajuju and Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi as some of the politicians being used by the DP to make his life difficult.
He said he wonders why Ruto felt bitter about his intention to run for the presidency in 2022 when President Uhuru Kenyatta had no problem with his decision to vie for the presidency.