DP Gachagua has revealed that officials from the previous administration of former President Uhuru stole Ksh.16B in the period leading to the handover of President Ruto.
The DP announced this while attending a meeting on Friday evening with professionals from Tetu, Nyeri County, he said the money was being transported in cartons and flown in choppers to certain people homes.
Gachagua pointed out that Ksh.10B was stolen during the presidential election selection, and Ksh.6B just before the August election.
“Two days before the election, they stole Ksh.6Band pretended to sell some shares from Telkom. When there was a case before the supreme court, they stole another Ksh.10B purportedly to pay some contractors.”
“Money was been brought in cartons at Wilson Airport and flown in choppers to people’s homes. And these are the people now unaskia wanaambiwa kuja andika statement kidogo anaigia ndenge anatoroka. And those people who are thieves, were calling others thieves. They ripped this country…they took everything,” Gachagua said.
The DP went ahead to blame the alleged deliberate theft of public funds for the current state of the economy.
He claimed that, the Kenya Kwanza government inherited a ruined economy from former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“I said during my inauguration about the country we inherited , some people thought I was being mischievous. we inherited a ramshackle country, the coffers were empty, the stores were empty, not even rats were there because there was nothing to eat,” said Gachagua
“We have started building this country from scratch. all the good work that President Mwai Kibaki did in 10 years was ruined. All the work he did of building a strong economy , of having thriving businesses, of allowing people to trade freely, of making sure there is money circulating in the economy, all of it was destroyed especially during the handshake era.’
He also said domestic borrowing from banks at high interest rates also contributed to the downfall of the economy adding that his government Kenya Kwanza will put a stop to this.
Gachagua noted that there was hope and that the President would fix the economy.