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DP say government should deal with those in charge of Internal Security.

In Summary

• Ruto said those charged with the security of the country must seriously focus on their responsibilities.

• He said they should decide if they are in politics or the security of the country.

DP William Ruto addressing wananchi at Gachie, Kihara.
DP William Ruto addressing wananchi at Gachie, Kihara.
Image: WILLIAM RUTO/TWITTER

Deputy President William Ruto has said the government should stop mistreating and sacrificing junior officers over the escape of the three terror suspects.

The DP said that instead, it should deal with those in charge of Internal Security.

Ruto said those charged with the security of the country must seriously focus on their responsibilities.

He said they should decide if they are in politics or the security of the country.

“The security of our nation is more important than any other assignment even if they have elected to be youth wingers of some politicians,” he said.

A section of Mt Kenya leaders led by Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and more than 15 MPs said it was regrettable that the small fish were being punished after the incident.

They said Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and his PS Karanja Kibicho should be held to account over the incidence. 

They noted that the two had abandoned their duties and were engaged in politics at the expense of protecting lives and properties.

They were speaking today while accompanying the DP in his development tour of Embu County.

The leaders included John Muchiri (Manyatta), Geoffrey King'ang'i (Mbeere South), Muriuki Njagagua (Mbeere North), and Cecily Mbarire (nominated).

Others were Eric Muchangi (Runyenjes), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu) and Irungu Kang’ata (Murang’a).

Also present was Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa.

Nyoro said those responsible for Kenya’s security had exhibited their ineptitude and incompetence.

He termed the firing of the Kenya Prisons Director-General Wycliffe Ogalo as a desperate cover-up.

He wondered why the Inspector General of Police had not been fired after the brutal killing of the Kianjokoma brothers in August.