Deputy President William Ruto has for the first time addressed allegations that he threatened Machakos governor Alfred Mutua.
While addressing a gathering in Machakos during a church function on January 20th, DP Ruto asked for forgiveness from the county boss hilariously maintaining that it was a handshake gone wrong.
“Jambo la pili nataka kuwashukuru kwa kunipatia nafasi niweze kufika Machakos ndio niweze pia kupata nafasi ya kuwaomba msamaha kidogo. Hii ni kwa sababu nilikutana na gavana wenu na tukasalamiana na ikatokea matatizo kidogo kwa salamu. Na alikuja kulalamika akasema nilipitiza kiwango cha salamu. Kwa hivyo nataka mnisamehe na mniombee msamaha,” said the DP.
The statement loosely translates to,
“The second thing I want to thank you all for allowing me to visit Machakos and also for giving me a chance to apologise. This is because I met with your governor, I greeted him and he said I went overboard with the greetings. I want you to forgive me and ask your governor to forgive me.”
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On Monday, December 16th 2019, Governor Alfred Mutua recorded a statement with the police alleging threats to his life.
Dr Mutua claimed that Deputy President William Ruto, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Garissa Town MP Aden Duale on two different occasions threatened him with unspecified consequences because of his statements on integrity issues.
Mutua said he decided to go public because he felt the threats cannot be treated lightly for the sake of his personal security.
“Should anything unusual happen to me or members of my family or my associates, the three should be held accountable,” said Mutua, after reporting the matter at Kilimani Police Station.