DP Ruto accuses IG Mutyambai of taking up political assignments
Published on: September 10, 2021 10:07 (EAT)
Deputy President William Ruto has hit out at Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai blaming him for failing to act quickly to address the ongoing skirmishes in Laikipia. Speaking on Thursday during a meeting with grassroots leaders from Narok South Constituency, Ruto insisted that security officials should exercise independence in their mandate. The DP said the Inspector General of Police had failed Kenyans by being partial and taking political assignments. “We are experiencing instability because the person who is supposed to be incharge of security is busy with petty politics,” he said. Ruto at the same time maintained that he was falsely accused of owning 15,000 hectares of land in Laikipia county. Ruto said he was falsely accused of owning 15,000 hectares of land in Laikipia County for political expediency. He said: “Now that they said I own 15,000 hectares of land, I am giving them the authority to allocate it to the people of Laikipia.” MPs present at the Karen meeting were Soipan Tuya (Narok County), Korei Lemein (Narok South), Gabriel Tongoyo (Narok West), David Ole Sankok (Nominated), Mary Senata (Nominated), Ltumbesi Lelegwe (Samburu County), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Owen Baya (Kilifi North) and former Samburu West MP Jonathan Lelelit. The MPs called on the Government to heighten security in the country to ensure no Kenya loses their lives or property.