Interior Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho, has termed Deputy President William Ruto’s claims that senior government officials were involved in incitement as reckless and useless.
Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV on Thursday, August 4, Kibicho distanced himself from accusations that he attended secret night meetings held at the Nakuru State lodge to plot the distribution of hateful leaflets in the Rift Valley region.
He termed the DP as a liar insisting that he has not been to Nakuru county in the last two years. Further, Kibicho wondered why the leaflets emerged days after Ruto’s rallies in the region.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i addressing the media following a security meeting in Kisii on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
Ministry of Interior “Those statements are as useless as they come. We are mandated to provide security to Kenyans. What motivation would the government have to cause panic among Kenyans? To achieve what? How do you scuttle elections in favour of Raila Odinga by spreading leaflets?
“We cannot be reckless about security in this country by calling press conferences and attempting to cry. We are more serious than this. We are talking about protecting the lives of Kenyans,” Kibicho stated.
Additionally, the PS noted that investigations into the leaflets were ongoing even as he stated that those who are responsible will be brought to book.
Nonetheless, he called out the DP for addressing the issues in press conferences instead of raising them through the right channels.
Kibicho asserted that Ruto has not called him even though he is obliged to pick up his calls being that the DP is his boss.
“When you hold a position as big as the DP of a country, try and persuade yourself to be truthful, it is the honourable thing to do.
“He is speaking as if we were there planning things. It is shameful to lie on cameras on such a grave thing,” Kibicho added.
While addressing the media on Thursday, August 4, Ruto accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of plotting incitement in the Rift Valley region.
“They are part of this scheme. They are the people holding night meetings to orchestrate and plan conflict among Kenyans and unfortunately, the President of Kenya is aware,” Ruto claimed.
President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to the crowd at the Gusii stadium on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.