William Ruto's Govt Denies Frustrating Uhuru, His Staff: "They've Been Provided with 14 Vehicles" - Breaking Kenya News


William Ruto's Govt Denies Frustrating Uhuru, His Staff: "They've Been Provided with 14 Vehicles"


Former head of state Uhuru Kenyatta and President Ruto
President William Ruto's administration dismissed reports that former head of state Uhuru Kenyatta was frustrated over his retirement benefit package. William Ruto's government dismissed reports that they were frustrating the former president.  On Monday, June 10, Uhuru, through his spokesperson, Kanze Dena, claimed that the government was withholding millions meant for Uhuru's office.  Has the government blocked Uhuru's fuel cards? However, in a statement, government spokesperson Isaac Mwaura denied several allegations made by Uhuru's office. Mwaura said that Uhuru has been allocated 14 vehicles, all of which are fueled by the government. "The Office of the Third Retired President admits they have been provided with vehicles. We only differ on the number. The fact is that they have been provided with 14 vehicles. "They also falsely alleged that their fuel cards had been blocked. We, however, put it on record that the vehicles are fueled through the State House Master Card,” said Mwaura. Mwaura agreed with Kanze that the vehicles are not new but pointed out that they befit Uhuru's status as a retired president. Which type of vehicles have been allocated to Uhuru Kenyatta?  “The office also claimed that the vehicles were old and not deserving of the retired president. But the records are clear: The vehicles were bought in the years ranging between 2020, 2021 and 2022. They are, therefore, very befitting of the person of the third retired president. They include 2 Range Rover Autobiography. 2 Range Rover Sport, Mercedes S600L, Armoured Land Cruiser V8 and 4 Prados,” Mwaura added. Mwaura further stated that Uhuru's office has requisitioned four brand-new vehicles at a cost of KSh 140 million. “They are the Range Rover Vogue (First Edition) at KSh 51.3 million, Mercedes Benz 5500 worth KSh 66.4 million, Toyota Land Cruiser ZX-VXRK6 worth KSh 22.5 million, and Toyota Fortuner at KSh 10.6 million,” the statement added. Has Uhuru's staff been intimidated by State House office? Earlier, the former president accused the Kenya Kwanza government of intimidating his staff at midnight.  Addressing the media on Monday, June 10, Kanze said the regime had been unceremoniously withdrawing staff via phone calls. Kanze also said the government has failed to renew her contract as the director of communications and that of the administrator, George Kariuki. 

by  Amos Khaemba 

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