Kirinyaga Governor seems to have drawn the battle line and is going a full throttle against DP William Ruto. Waiguru who had been touted as one of the possible running mates for Ruto in 2022 is reading from a completely different script. During an interview with a KTN’s Pointblank, Waiguru revisited claims made by DP William Ruto that four Cabinet Secretaries from the Mt Kenya region were planning to eliminate him. She said these allegations by the DP were meant to isolate the people of Mt Kenya from other Kenyans and paint them in bad light.
“There are people working hard to split the region so that we have no voice and representation in the future. The assassination claims were meant to isolate Mt Kenya,” she said.
DP William Ruto in June this year sensationally claimed Cabinet Secretaries Peter Munya, Joe Mucheru, James Macharia and Cicily Kariuku were leading a group of over 40 heads of parastatals and top government officials in a series of meetings, at Hotel La Mada in Nairobi, to plot on how to kill him.
A fake letter drafted by Ruto’s aides, dated May 30, 2019, claimed that a meeting had been convened by Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho at Hotel La Mada to discuss how to “shore up support for the President in Mt Kenya and its diaspora”.
The allegations caused shock waves in government, prompting the President to quickly summon security chiefs and instructed Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti to get to the bottom of the matter and brief him within hours.