Interior CS Fred Matiang’i to be grilled over DP Ruto’s Security Detail Drama

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is set to appear before the National assembly committee on administration and national security to give details on the recent reshuffle in the Deputy President William Ruto’s security detail.

The outspoken CS is set to appear before the committee tomorrow Wednesday September 1, 2021, to shed more light on the recent downgrading days after the DP’s security was restructured.

Talking on the same, the committee chairman Peter Mwathi confirmed that the interior CS will be accompanied by the Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho and the Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai, with the trio having confirmed their attendance.

Mwathi noted that the members of the committee will seek to unearth procedure and the law used by the top security bosses to relegate the Deputy President’s security detail from the elite General Service Unit (GSU) squad to Administration police (AP).

“We want them to shed light on whether the action they took is within the law, and if not, we will have no option but to ensure that the law is followed,” noted Mwathi.

The Mwathi-led committee will also seek to unravel the measures so far put in place by the National Police Service to ensure the second in command’s security and safety are not compromised despite the downgrade.

This comes days after the DP had protested the downgrading of his security, to an extent of writing a letter to the Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai, amid claims of his life being in danger.

While talking last Friday 27, August 2021, the DP complained to the security bosses that the recent reshuffle in his security detail, including the replacement of his personal driver could have been done with ill motive.

The Second in command was also reported to have spent his entire weekend indoors at his Nairobi Karen resident following the downgrade while fearing for his life.

He however changed tune and even welcomed his new security team, with the DP even seen in photos yesterday Monday August 30, enjoying a cup of tea with the new team at the Karen home.

While speaking at Holy Mass in St. Augustine Catholic Church in Nakuru County, on Sunday, August 29, Dr. Ruto stated that he has no problem being guarded by the new AP officers and that if the government so wish, he was ready to be protected by private security firms like the G4S as well.

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