• The CS noted that Kenya is a mature democracy and people can tell baseless claims being peddled by leaders.
• "Some of our leaders look like they are inoculated against the truth."
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has said that at least eight people have been arrested in relation to the leaflets with threats that circulated in Uasin Gishu.
According to Matiang'i, none of the eight individuals is an employee of the office of the president as claimed by Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto.
The CS noted that Kenya is a mature democracy and people can tell baseless claims being peddled by leaders.
"Our people have come of age, our democracy is mature and people can tell nonsense from all those kinds of things and claims that are being made around," he said in Molo on Tuesday.
"Even the claims you heard yesterday that the leaflets were authored by people from the office of the president, now we have eight suspects in police custody and none of them is an employee of the office of the president," Matiang'i added.
This revelation comes a day after deputy President William Ruto accused 'certain' individuals from the office of the president of distributing the pamphlets, with the aim of causing disharmony in the country.
The leaflets had threats coercing people to support a particular faction in the August 9 General election.
"I want to tell my friend Mr President, the same way you told off (DCI George) Kinoti when he started that nonsense of post-election violence please tell off the characters at the office of the president who are now printing pamphlets to cause disharmony in the Republic of Kenya, they need to stop because they are not about to succeed."
Matiang'i added that some leaders in Kenya keep saying things they only imagine of, believing that they make sense, but Kenyans are woke and they know what the truth is.
"Some of our leaders look like they are inoculated against the truth that they can never speak anything truthful."
On Sunday, Interior PS Karanja Kibicho said they were privy to the threats.
He warned that those behind such threats will be brought to book even as he divulged that a multi-agency team has already been dispatched to handle the matter.
"Elections are won through persuasion, not coercion or fearmongering. To our dismay, we're aware of leaflets warnings the electorate of dire consequences should they fail to vote for certain candidates on August 9," he tweeted.