• Ruto said the security theatrics being witnessed were a deliberate plan to distract him from furthering the politics of issues, development programmes and unity of the country.
• He said the police force should be allowed to work independently.
Deputy President William Ruto has said the security system in the country should not be politicised.
He said the police force should be allowed to work independently.
“We do not have an issue with the security changes being made if they further the safety of millions of ordinary Kenyans,” he said.
However, he noted that the changes should be done carefully to tame possible divisions in the country’s security apparatus.
Ruto said the security theatrics being witnessed were a deliberate plan to distract him from furthering the politics of issues, development programmes and unity of the country.
“But we will not succumb to their ploys. We will not discuss small issues but the transformation of Kenya,” he explained.
Ruto spoke on Sunday at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Bahati, Nakuru County.
Leaders in his company were Susan Kihika, Kimani Ngunjiri, David Gikaria, George Theuri, Millicent Omanga, Samuel Gachobe, Joseph Tonui, Githua Wamacukuru and Charity Kathambi.
Meanwhile, the DP has said he will stay put as the Deputy President.
He maintained that he will not run away from “those who have seen hope in the revolutionary bottom-up economic model”.
“We were voted for to confront the challenges facing Kenyans. It will be cowardice of large scale and betrayal to millions of people who voted for us for me to resign," he said.
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika asked the Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to quit office if he cannot work independently.
“Mutyambai is playing with fire. He cannot be excused from allowing the Force to be manipulated by politicians,” she said.
Kihika argued that if anything wrong happened to the Deputy President, then President Uhuru Kenyatta will be held liable.
Embakasi West MP George Theuri asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to respect the Ruto if he also wants to be respected “because the President’s office is no different from the Deputy President’s”.
The MP added that whatever the situation, the conversation will change.