WANTS THOROUGH PROBE

Prosecute DP Ruto if assassination claims are false, says MP Osotsi

Nominated lawmaker says those named in the scheme should face the law if investigations show allegations are true

In Summary

•If the claims comes out to be true then those Cabinet secretaries at the center of this scam should face the law despite their position in the government

•The ANC lawmaker said the claims are serious and should be thoroughly investigated for Kenyans to know the truth.

Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi during a press briefing at Parliament Buildings on Thursday, March 21, 2018
SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS: Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi during a press briefing at Parliament Buildings on Thursday, March 21, 2018
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Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi wants Deputy President William Ruto prosecuted should his assassination claims found to be malicious.

The ANC lawmaker said the claims are serious and should be thoroughly investigated for Kenyans to know the truth.

Osotsi said Ruto should face the law if the claims are false.

"But if the claim comes out to be true, then those Cabinet secretaries at the center of this scheme should face the law despite their position in the government," Osotsi said.

He spoke at a funeral in Hamisi, Vihiga county on Saturday. Shinyalu MP Justus Kizito said the alleged assassination plan can cause tribal clashes if not taken seriously.

Kizito said the President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga are senior politicians who should be well guarded.

He asked the DP to trust the DCI to do a thorough probe on the claim.

"William Ruto should tell his office to have faith in the DCI, the Judiciary and the DPP's work and this matter will be resolved," Kizito said.

The two lawmakers asked the government to declare cancer a national disaster. They said the disease has claimed many lives and called for urgent intervention.

"The government should come up with plans on how to help cancer patients who are not able to raise enough money for treatment," Kizito said. "Families are struggling with cancer because of their insufficient resources."

 

edited by Peter Obuya