A section of MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto have asked international partners including the United States and the UK to hold the government accountable with regards to the DP’s security.
Addressing journalists on Monday, February 8, Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika claimed that the team had unearthed a hit squad targeting close allies of the deputy president.
She stated that they had also discovered identities of the alleged hit squad, and which they had forwarded to the relevant authorities.
The Nakuru Senator raised concern that the government had been withdrawing security from events attended by Ruto, exposing the targetted politicians to harm.
The team urged Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to take responsibility for the security of Kenyans who attend meetings and rally organised by the deputy president.
“We are aware that a special officially-sanctioned hit squad has been formed to perpetrate political violence as witnessed in Kenol, Murang’a County, and Msambweni in Kwale, and that it had been tasked to cause violence at DP functions held at the Coast this last weekend,” Senator Kihika claimed.
They also demanded that security officers seconded to cover such events to be uniformed and have badges for easy identification.
On his side, Gatundu MP Moses Kuria noted that that the DP’s rivals were balkanizing the nation into tribal groupings.
“We re-affirm our commitment to focus our political and intellectual energy to this issue-based conversation and shall continue to reject the invitation by our competitors to a narrow, selfish and visionless agenda based on tribe, regions and ethnic political kingpins,” the MP stated.