Kenya Kwanza Alliance leaders led by Deputy President William Ruto are provoking the government to arrest them, Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has stated.
Kibicho said Ruto and his allies have been making statements not backed up by evidence with an aim of polarizing the country ahead of the August 9 general election.
He cited allegations the DP made in Nandi county, where he accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of threatening him and warned him not to kill his children over their political differences.
Kibicho dismissed the claims as baseless saying Ruto was making them so he can be arrested to win sympathy from the electorate.
“Ruto was telling Uhuru not to kill his children so that Kenyans can sympathise with him and vote for him. He is issuing such groundless statements thinking we will arrest him. We will not put him behind the bars now but he should know the law is there and his claims will be revisted after the election,” he said.
Speaking to Kameme FM and Kameme TV on Wednesday, the powerful PS dismissed remarks by a section of leaders in Ruto’s camp who have claimed their lives were in danger saying they have not asked the government to beef up their security.
“Some claims are just for seeking voter’s sympathy. The only plans we have is to protect everyone including ordinary Kenyans. Kenya is a peaceful country and it is unfair for leaders of such stature to allege someone wants to eliminate them,” he said
Already UDA deputy presidential candidate Rigathi Gachagua and MPs Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu) and Gatundu South’s Moses Kuria have claimed their lives are being threatened over their support for Ruto.
Kibicho said the legislators were just whipping the electorate’s emotions to milking political sympathy.
“Why would they be eliminated? What have they done to deserve that? They are only playing with the psychology of Kenyans with such comments,” he said.
Elsewhere, It is becoming crystal clear that Deputy President Dr William Samoei Arap Ruto’s efforts to lure the Western Region of Kenya to vote for him are not bearing any fruits. DP William Ruto managed to lure the Amani National Congress party leader Hon Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya party leader Senator Moses Wetangula to support him but that has not changed the narrative in the region, given that most residents still support the Orange Democratic Movement party leader Hon Raila Amolo Odinga.