Kenya: Ruto blames professionals for corruption
19 Aug 2016

Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday said professionals were behind corrupt deals in the public and private sectors.

At the same time, the DP told off critics of the Jubilee merger next month, saying the opponents should embrace this for political posterity and good governance instead of wasting time pouring cold water on the idea.

Without mincing words, Mr Ruto told the Law Society of Kenya to rein in its members who circumvent procurement rules.

“Procurement has been our biggest single source of theft of public funds. Now, we have changed the procurement law to achieve two things – one putting responsibility squarely to the accounting officers and two opening up procurement to transparency through electronic platforms,” he said.

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