Speaking during a press conference on Saturday, August 22, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna claimed that Ruto made the statement out of jealousy.
“At least for once it won’t be possible to be blamed for what someone said started in Wuhan as a virus, landed in Italy as a pandemic and now in Kenya as a multi-billion shilling corruption enterprise. I’d rather remain a spectator,” Ruto mocked.
ODM slammed that the statement, noting it was inappropriate because it insinuated that it is okay for money to be stolen as long as he was not involved.
“It expresses the jealousy of being left out of the gravy train,” Sifuna spoke.
He also accused the DP mocking President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government, thinking it would elevate him.
The party called for an audit of the Covid-19 kits supply after Dennis Okari’s feature on NTV, stating that the investigative piece was not enough evidence of wrongdoing.
“The government should conduct an audit before a criminal investigation because only an audit would prove that there was corruption,” ODM recommended.
Sifuna praised the media for blowing the whistle but added that price difference would not be enough evidence of graft.
EACC is currently investigating the scandal while the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency Board suspended its CEO Jonah Manjari.
Manjari, who was to appear before the Senate Health Committee on Thursday claimed he had been taken ill.
Senators demanded that the suspended executive produces documents proving that he had been hospitalised.
The scandal has sent shockwaves across the country due to sensitivity on the matter, even as Kenya’s donors begin to make demands for the country to be accountable.