Keny’s Deputy President William Ruto handed Citizen TV’s Linus Kaikai his payslip on Live TV as he sought to make a point on the problems facing the common man and how they can be sorted out.
“The deputy president’s salary is public domain,” he said while handing him the slip. “Look at the NSSF deduction. Is it fair that I only pay Sh 1,700 when Mama mboga is paying Sh500. What percentage is that? Is it fair?
“That is what I am talking about when I say the bottom-up approach is better for us. I should be paying more,” he said during a wide-ranging interview on Thursday night.
Ruto admitted that he has been sidelined by the president on many issues. “Have you seen me in any of the Coronavirus strategic meetings?” he posed.
He however said that President Kenyatta has a right to assign duties to whomever he wishes.
Ruto disclosed that he has met Kakamega governor, Wycliff Oparanya, five times to discuss politics.
Asked whether he would work with Raila Odinga in future the DP said: “I view Raila Odinga as competitor. He is my most formidable competitor. I don’t know how it would like if we were to be on the same side,” he said.