It's shameful to lie, give us a break - Kibicho tells Ruto

"Even if it's sympathy from Kenyans, there are better ways to get it."

In Summary

•DP Ruto claimed on Thursday morning that a meeting happened at Nakuru state lodge where President Uhuru Kenyatta met a section of Rift Valley leaders and administrative officers to plan violence.

•He claimed state officers received a brief to scuttle the voter turnout in his strongholds.

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho
Interior PS Karanja Kibicho
Image: KARANJA KIBICHO/TWITTER

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho has rubbished Deputy President William Ruto's claims that the government is plotting to bungle the forthcoming elections.

DP Ruto claimed on Thursday morning that a meeting happened at Nakuru state lodge where President Uhuru Kenyatta met a section of Rift Valley leaders and administrative officers to plan violence.

He claimed state officers received a brief to scuttle the voter turnout in his strongholds.

The DP further mentioned four senior Government officials he said are involved in the wider scheme of fanning violence.

In an interview with Citizen TV on Thursday, however, Kibicho noted that the last time he stepped into Nakuru was two years ago.

He said it was very shameful for the DP to even imagine they were in Nakuru plotting something.

"I don't know about the meeting because I was not there," he said

On the issue of Chiefs, the PS said they have been meeting theme since 2017, 2018, and 2019 to date adding that there is nothing new with that.

"We are having an election whose temperature is already high. Everyone knows that. What irresponsible PS and CS would we be that we don't care even what is happening on the ground in an election like this? I think we need to be given a break and allowed to do our work."

He added that they don't meet the officer in forests, or darkness but in open places for security briefings and at the end of the meetings, they always brief the media.

"It is so shameful what the DP is alleging. Even if it's sympathy from Kenyans, there are better ways to get it than to character assassinate people".

"Today we have heard our officers named. We have seen our chiefs being harassed on social media, it's a shame for this country that we can stoop this low. We must allow government officers to do their work to ensure their security around this election and every Kenya should enjoy every right."