Barely a week after Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i revealed little known details about his wealth, the philanthropic Deputy President William Ruto has finally donated his 15,000 acre Laikiapia ranch.
Speaking yesterday September 9, 2021, the second in command noted that since it had been disclosed to the National Security and Administration committee that he owns the track of land, he was willing to it it away.
Dr. Ruto continued with instruction to the government to have the 15,000 acres of land at the Laikipia’s Mutara ranch distributed.
The Deputy President noted that he gave an express authority to CS Matiang’i to have the ranch subdivided and given back to the public as grazing land after it was connected with him.
“They said I own land in Laikipia. Since they said I own the land, I have given them authority to distribute it to members of the public,” DP Ruto stated.
He further challenged the Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai to concentrate on his sworn duty of proving security to every Kenyan in every corner of the Country and be apolitical.
“IG of police should keep off politics because his job is independent in the Constitution. He has been given the mandate to oversee security matters and he is putting the country at risk as he engages in politics instead of his designated duties,” the DP added.
This comes as his allied legislators keep pilling pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta to release the Kenya Defence forces to the volatile Laikipia region to help restore peace and order in the region.
In a statement read by Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua, they called on the head of State to deploy the Millitary in the region to return order in Laikipia.
“I am calling on our President who is also the Commander-in-Chief to deploy the Kenya Defence Forces in Laikipia to stop the senseless killings and displacement of the population… Let us deploy the military in Laikipia as early as tomorrow morning,” the statement read in part.
The UDA- allied legislators challenged President Uhuru that the soldiers being sent to other Country’s like Somalia should instead be recalled back to restore law and order, while asking him to take the lead role in the issue.
“We ask our President to take personal charge of the situation to have the bandits flushed out, normalcy restored and those displaced assisted to rebuild their lives. It is purely nonsensical to send out troops to assist in Somalia when our people are being killed with impunity and Government officials admit our police are helpless,” the leaders opined.
They further accused the Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i and the Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai of politicizing and trivializing the security matters in the region.
“We are bitter with the wanton killing of our people in Laikipia as the Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police continue meddling with politics and have practically no time to address the crisis in Laikipia. We elected the President not Matiang’i and Mutyambai to protect life and property. It cannot be that people who voted for him to a man are being killed, as the people he has entrusted to manage the security of the Nation are busy politicking,” the leaders said.