Deputy President William Ruto now claims that there was a plot to have police stay away from the fundraiser he attended at a Murang’a church on Sunday which was marred with chaos that claimed two lives.
“It was actually premeditated that there should be violence for whatever reasons,” Ruto said.
The DP spoke at his Karen residence on Wednesday where he was wooing a section of Kitengela Market traders and boda boda riders.
A section of MPs who spoke at the political event in DP’s official residence pointed accusing fingers at other senior government officials who they claimed instructed police to stay away from the event.
The politicians challenged the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to explain the circumstances under which the officers were instructed to leave the venue.
They further accused Mutyambai of being used to perpetuate crimes against humanity.
Kikuyu Mp Kimani Ichung’wa who spoke at the Karen said the police has been politicised leading to emergence of factions.” Most officers are not happy with how their bosses are running a Service that is supposed to be impartial,” he said.
He challenged the Police boss to stand firm, independent and serve the country dispassionately.“You must not allow the police to be used by politicians who want to cause instability in this country,” he told Mityambai.
He claimed the police is going for young boys instead of the known politicians who perpetrated the chaos.Nominated Mp David Sankok who was recently kicked out of the National Cohesion and Equal Opportunity Committee told Mutyambai not to allow the police to be turned into a militia group.
“The trend that we are seeing now is worrying. Why is the police being used to cause fracas in the country?” Sankok asked.
Lang’ata Mp Nixon Korir to those charged with the security docket to account for property and lives lost in Murang’a on Sunday.
“Mr Mutyambai is not working for a militia. If he wants to serve the interests of certain factions, let him resign and join politics. He cannot run away from the crimes that he is engaging in,” Korir said.
Dp William Ruto spoke on the same day the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua has directed that all campaign rallies be held in compliance with the Public Order Act, failure to which culprits will be penalised.
“A convener or any person intending to hold meeting shall notify the officer in a commanding station three days to but not 14 days before the procession,” Kinywa said.
Mr Kinyua who addressed the press on Wednesday accused politicians of inciting and radicalising the youth.
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