By Phil Wesonga
Three new helicopters belonging to DP William Ruto have been irregularly hired out to Kenya Power and Lighting Company and simulteneously chartered by Ministry of Energy and both agencies are paying for their use by Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter for Jubilee campaign functions disguised as official duty.
Keter is a known close associate of DP Ruto and since his resignation as Kericho Senator and subsequent appointment as Energy CS in December 2015, he has clocked hundreds of thousands of air miles campaigning for Jubilee under the pretext of inspecting Last Mile Electricity projects.
The import of this is that both Kenya Power and Ministry of Energy are defrauding tax payers with irregular procurement of air charter services and DP Ruto is receiving double payment from his personal fleet of controversial helicopters that he is said to have bought and imported from suspected proceeds of a pipeline deal specifically for the 2017 general election campaigns.
Energy CS Keter has flown to virtually every part of Kenya onstensibly for purposes of the Last Mile Connection project which has seen embarassing images of electricity connections being launched to rural shacks by the president as Jubilee tries to showcase rural development.
A company known as Kwae Island Development Limited (KIDL) operates the choppers on behalf of DP Ruto including the controversial helicopter registration 5Y-DSN whose pilot assaulted a police officer earlier this year and that which CS Keter is using for his country side Jubilee campaigns.