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Kioni said Ruto should not fight government from within

Hours after Deputy President William Ruto accused the government of failing to resolve the current fuel shortage crisis in the country, the Jubilee party has responded.

While weighing in on Ruto's remarks, Jubilee Party Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni blasted the DP, saying Ruto has no moral authority to complain and criticize the same government he is still enjoying its privileges.

According to Kioni, Ruto should get back to his office at Harambee House and resume his responsibilities of assisting President Uhuru or just decide to quit altogether and lead the opposition.

"Mr Ruto has two clear choices, occupy his rusty office at Harambee House and help the president dispense his mandate to the people of Kenya, as he constitutionally should, or resign from his position and lead the opposition atop his tax-funded top of the Land Cruiser" said Jeremiah Kioni

{A section of Jubilee leaders at the party headquarters in Pangani. Photo: Courtesy}

This comes just hours after the seemingly agitated Ruto took on President Uhuru's administration over rampant fuel shortages and the high cost of living in the country.

Addressing the press from his Karen office on Monday, Ruto was flanked by a number of his Kenya Kwanza allies, said the current worsening situation is as a result of state capture, where cartels and incompetent public officials have colluded to steal from Kenyans.

 "The current state of affairs is a clear manifestation of the vestiges of conflict of interest and state capture that is now pervasive in all sectors of our economy. Kenyans want an end to this issue of conflict of interest and state capture," stated Ruto

He went ahead to claim that the Ksh.39 billion Petroleum Development Fund meant for the fuel subsidy program was diverted to other uses hence the current fuel crisis.

"Where is the Sh39 billion petroleum development Levy fuel Fund meant for fuel subsidy program as this crisis deepens? The Auditor-General has already raised questions on the irregular and illegal diversion of these funds to state agencies and unnamed private entities" said Ruto