In the aftermath of the recent police raid on the home of Jomo Kenyatta, the son of former President Uhuru Kenyatta, the ex-Head of State has spoken out about the incident. During a meeting with news editors, Uhuru Kenyatta asserted that there was a sinister plan to frame his son by planting guns and drugs during the Friday night operation.
Expressing his frustration, Kenyatta addressed the allegations of a cache of guns purportedly held by his two sons, Jomo and Muhoho. He firmly stated that the gun issue had been surrounded by propaganda to divert attention from the real issues.
“I believe they wanted to plant drugs and guns in my son’s compound,” he revealed to the senior journalists. The former president added that he was extremely hurt by the incident and had responded to a distress call from his son.
Kenyatta clarified that his two sons legally own six guns in total, three each, and emphasized that all the firearms were duly registered. He pointed out that his daughter, Ngina, does not possess a firearm.
Addressing the media’s claims that the boys were ordered to surrender their firearms, the former president refuted the allegations, stating that no such orders were given to his sons.
Following the raid on his son’s home, the government confirmed conducting searches on three residences in Nairobi’s Karen area to locate 23 firearms allegedly linked to illegal activities during the ongoing anti-government protests. Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki stated that the operation aimed to identify civilian firearm holders and leaders of criminal gangs.
In addition, Kenyatta disclosed that he has had to share his security detail with his mother, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, after her security was withdrawn the previous week. He clarified that the benefits she receives are not because of his position, but rather, she is a former First Lady.