DP Ruto Admits Weston Hotel Land Was Bought Illegally

  • Deputy President William Ruto speaking at Chatham House, London. Twitter
  • Deputy President William Ruto has finally admitted that Weston Hotel land was illegally acquired. 

    He was speaking in an interview with BBC when he revealed that his hotel innocently bought the land from someone who had obtained it illegitimately.

    “Tell me about the Weston Hotel, which you own, which is worth an awful amount of money, and which is sitting on illegally acquired land,” Stephen Sackur the interviewer inquired. 

    BBC Hardtalk host Stephen Sackur on set.

    "The National Land Commission (NLC) has made a finding that Weston was an innocent purchaser for value from somebody who got it illegally," the DP responded. 

    He added that he was doing everything in his power to make sure the illegalities were corrected. 

    Ruto intimated that he would be demanding payment from the organisation from which he purchased the land. 

    "Preparations have been made constitutionally to restore that land to Kenya Civil Aviation Authority by demanding that those who sold the land to us must pay,” Ruto stated. 

    Ruto and his host also engaged in a back and forth conversation discussing the DP's wealth. 

    When Sackur posed a question to Ruto about his worth, he responded, “That information is available in public domain. I encourage you to Google and find out what William Ruto owns. I am prepared to tell you where to find that information, Sackur.”

    “Do you think that information you are telling me makes any sense?” wondered Sackur. 

    The DP replied, “Of course, it does. It doesn’t make sense to you?

    Sackur explained, “Not really, because you do not want to tell me how much you are worth.

    The DP, seemingly, worked up, told Sackur “Why don’t you do your homework.”