Deputy President William Ruto has exposed a scheme by several state agencies to fix his allies by tapping their calls.
Ruto lamented that “some rogue officials in Government” — through key agencies such as the DCI, KRA and EACC are scrutinizing his allies and threatening them for merely associating with the DP.
“Marafiki zangu siku hizi wananipigia simu na WhatsApp. Wanaambiwa ati wakijihusisha na Deputy President, watapelekwa EACC, watapelekwa KRA, mara DCI itawakujia (Of late, my friends have been calling me through WhatsApp. They are usually threatened [by top Government officials] that if they communicate and associate with me, [and the State comes to know about it], they will be investigated by the EACC, KRA and DCI, and, thereafter, be charged in court),” Ruto said in an interview on Weru Television on Sunday night (September 6).
“The people using those offices (DCI, KRA and EACC) to intimidate my allies are not acting on behalf of the president, the deputy president or the Government of Kenya; they are doing so on their own behalf,” said Ruto.
He revealed that as a result, his allies have resorted to Whatsapp calls to beat the spirited efforts aimed at discouraging them from associating with the DP.
“WhatsApp end-to-end encryption ensures only you and the person you’re communicating with can read what’s sent, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp. Your messages are secured with locks, and only the recipient and you have the special keys needed to unlock and read your messages. For added protection, every message you send has a unique lock and key. All of this happens automatically: No need to turn on settings or set up special secret chats to secure your messages,” says the social networking site.