Led by party Chairman John Mbadi, they faulted Mr Ruto for the recent spat with former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, adding that someone in Ruto’s office could have been involved in the loot.
“Ruto should now apologise to Raila for accusing him of walking up and down with false corruption claims yet he is the one who was on the wrong side,” said Mbadi.
Mbadi insisted that the Deputy President’s office should be investigated to ascertain allegations laid by Waiguru that his assistant, Farouk Kibet, had benefited from the scandal.
“Ruto has been quiet before Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Faruk Kibet were adversely mentioned in the scandal. But he began getting annoyed after the two were mentioned hence his office should be investigated too,” he added.
On the other hand, Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma faulted Ruto for his exchange with the former CS asserting that it demonstrated the government’s reluctance in fighting corruption.
“We need a Government which can fight corruption. Ruto and Waiguru’s exchange of words is a failure by the Jubilee administration to fight corruption in this country,” stated Kaluma.
Last week, Waiguru linked Mr Kibet to the scandal claiming that he had been in constant communication Ben Gethi – one of the main suspects in the theft – and had received Sh1 Million from the accused.
However, the DP warned her to stop dragging his office into the matter, maintaining that she should carry her own cross and take responsibility for the loss which occurred during her tenure as the Devolution CS.