How DP William Ruto almost pulled a fast one on arms deal between Kenya and Uganda

DP William Ruto was stopped from taking off from Wilson airport to Uganda

President Yoweri Museveni keeps off the raging Uhu-Ruto power battle

By The Weekly Vision Investigative Team

Deputy President William Ruto reportedly frustrated an arms export deal to Kampala by bringing in a businessman from Turkey to supply the same items, a source told The Weekly Vision online.

The sources say that Kenya was to sell light firearms and ammunition to Kampala which are now being manufactured at a Ruiru based factory but that the DP got wind of it and sort to “reap where he did not sow” enlisting his Turkish friend to supply the arms instead.

Authoritative sources within the Kenya government claimed President Uhuru Kenyatta was furious with the DP when he learnt of his planned flight to Kampala to “conclude” the arms deal with his friend from Turkey forming part of the delegation. The head of state is said to have called his senior aides giving orders to block Ruto’s flight from taking off from Wilson airport.

DP Ruto in an interview on national TV dismissed the Ruiru based arms factory terming it as a “bad investment.” The source revealed that throughout the five-hour ordeal at Wilson airport, DP Ruto was mad at the prospect of him losing out on a Kshs. 15 billion arms deal that he had already negotiated and nearly sealed

DP Ruto in an interview on national TV dismissed the Ruiru based arms factory terming it as a “bad investment.” The source revealed that throughout the five-hour ordeal at Wilson airport, DP Ruto was mad at the prospect of him losing out on a Kshs. 15 billion arms deal that he had already negotiated and nearly sealed. He is said to have tried to call the president several times on his hotline but it went “unanswered” as efforts by him to arm-twist civil servants bore no fruit.

According to the source, the arms deal was a follow up to last year’s arms debacle with Polish gun merchants that took place at the DP’s Harambee house Annex office which also roped in former sports CS Rashid Echesa. The arms deal with Polish gun merchants flopped in 2020 and degenerated into a bad scandal that saw a top security aide at the DP’s office murdered at his residence in Imara Daima. Kenya eventually deported the Turkish businessman after consultations with authorities in Ankara.

Sources claim that the Kenyan Intelligence community at the behest of FBI and Interpol interrogated Aydin over his arms business deals in Kenya, adding that President Uhuru Kenyatta later called his deputy, gave him a dressing down by accusing him of “sabotaging” government business.

A Source in Kampala told The Weekly Vision that the “gun deal” gone sour embarrassed President Yoweri Museveni who is said to be keen not to appear as taking sides in the matter where members of his family are reportedly deeply involved.

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