• Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

Hulking Deputy President William Ruto has counselled the police to stop intimidating his allies and meddling with his functions. Speaking on Tuesday at his Karen home during a meeting with Narok county leaders, Ruto said there is a tendency of politically instigated violence.

Government leaders have asked him to take blame for the chaos that erupted moments after he arrived at a Murang’a church in Kenol for a fundraiser on Sunday, where two men were killed, dozens injured and sizeable property damaged. The DP also mentioned the chaos that exploded in Kisii last month hours before he arrived in the South Nyanza County as another instance of police intrusion.

Chaos in Kenol, Murang’a County on 4th October ahead of DP Ruto’s visit

“It also happened in Kajiado recently where the provincial administration was used to intimidate and threaten wananchi from attending my function,” he said. DP Ruto, who is set to board on another campaign tour, asked Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to discontinue taking instructions from people he labelled “political brokers and power- thirsty government officials”.  He urged him to stand on the side of justice and serve all Kenyans without discrimination.

Ruto said the security apparatus is very well aware of the organizers and perpetrators of Kenol violence “and they should just proceed and arrest them”. He regretted that the police were increasingly being used to execute political assignments.

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