(KDRTV)- Former Lugari Member of Parliament (MP) Cyrus Jirongo has claimed that Deputy President William Ruto conned him Kshs 1 million in 1992
The former Lugari lawmaker claimed that the DP took advantage due to the fact that he was his friend before he was later dumped by the DP.
The 2017 presidential candidate asserted that the DP defrauded him in the aftermath of the 1992 General Elections after they signed a T-shirt tender deal which later proved futile
The former legislature was speaking during an interview with KTN News on Wednesday, January 15 when he said that the DP asked him for a tender to supply T-shirt desperately
“I gave Ruto a tender to supply 1000 Tshirts. He colluded with young boys in the stores and delivered the same T-shirts 10 times. I ended up paying him 10 times for the same unknowingly,” he said.
“I paid him KSh 1.2 million shillings for the delivery of 1,000 T-shirts instead of KSh 120,000 as one T-shirt at that time cost KSh 120.”
Those who thought Deputy President @WilliamsRuto humble beginning had anything to do with selling chicken NOW know BETTER. It was swindling Youth for Kanu YK'92 Ksh 1.2 million by recycling 1,000 T-shirts TEN times in 1992, according to YK'92 Chairman Cyrus Jirongo
— Blamuel Njururi (@NjururiBlamuel) January 16, 2020
Jirongo further reiterated that the DP is not part of the prominent Youth for KANU 92 (YK 92) which gave retired president Daniel Moi to maintain power at the hard times when the opposition was divided.
“William Ruto was never part of YK 92. He was one of the young men spent their time at KICC at the youths and women office with Julia Ojiambo,” he said.
The statement by Jirongo could be seemingly painting bad picture on the humble beginning of the DP despite the fact that many politicians describing him as a strategist in his pursuit for power
KDRTV has the record that in 2018, a survey by IPSOS Synovate revealed that Kenyans believed that the DP was the most corrupt politician after Ann Waiguru.
On the other hand, Jirongo`s remarks stormed the social media stirring up divergent reaction from KOT