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Police talks on DP Ruto’s security detail days after allies voiced concerns of hit squad

Barely two days after over 100 MP’s allied to the Deputy President William Ruto reached out to the UK and the US to intervene on the DP’s state of security, the police have responded.

The police through their spokesman Charles Owino responded to the claims detailing the DP’s three levels of security handling his safety contrary to the earlier allegations by the legislators.

Speaking earlier today, Owino said that DP Ruto enjoys three levels of security from reputable companies like the G-company, the Presidential Escort Service, and the elite Recce company.

“The G- company man all his residences around the country, the Presidential Escort Service, mostly in civilian (attire), takes care of his travel alongside the special Recce Company attached to the Deputy President,” clarified Owino.

This is after the lawmakers on Monday, February 8, 2021, wrote to the Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai addressing the claims of the withdrawn security officers of the DP.

The MPs alleged that there was a directive to reduce the number of security officers at the DP’s functions a thing that was endangering the life of the second in command.

Also citing the Kenol, Murang’a, and Msambweni incidences, the Tanga Tanga brigade further claimed that there was a gang outside to stir political chaos at the DP’s functions across the Country.

Kilifi North MP Owen Baya noted that they were not assigned any security during the DP’s recent Coastal tour, with his Nyali counterpart Mohammed Ali claiming they contracted the services of private security at Frere town

“We were without security for the entire tour. Even in a case where the DP was opening a police station built with the Constituency Development Fund, no senior police was present during the handover of the facility,” added Ali.

“We shudder at the thought of Kenya going back to the ominous dark era of the late 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s,” the MPs commented during a press briefing on Monday.

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    Written by Fred Orido

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