June Ruto, daughter to Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto, has had her account suspended following what was termed as suspicious activity.
June Ruto's account suspended amid father's security debacle
She had commented on the security issue affecting her father
Twitter suspended the handle with over 6,000 followers days after it had posted a comment on the replacement of the DP's security.
A note posted by Twitter on the suspension read: "Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules."
Commenting on the changes made to DP Ruto's security detail, the handle associated with June Ruto had cited police service orders suggesting that her father was entitled to the protection.
"The Kenya National Police Service standing orders, Chapter 8 section 5(e), GSU Commandant shall be responsible for security to the President, the DP," the account posted.
The tweet had received over 2,000 likes including one from June's brother Nick Ruto.
An equally vocal Nick has been tweeting about the ongoings against his father, on August 27, 2021 he posted: "If anything happens to my father, then we know why."
He followed up the tweet with: "A divorce proceeding involves a CIVIL filing of a petition in COURT, or before ELDERS. COURTS or ELDERS preside over a divorce proceeding. One cannot preside over his own divorce petition. The truth is that Uhuru Kenyatta is ABUSING and BATTERING William Ruto."
Responding to a question on the reports that the DP's security had been downgraded, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i claimed that DP Ruto is the country's most protected second-in-command.
Dr Matiang'i said that Ruto is the most protected Deputy President in Kenya’s history with a total of 257 security officers attached to his office, among them 74 presidential escort officers.
"The second layer of DP security was rearranged and there was no removal. It is a mandate of the IG to do the rearrangements. Consultations were done before the move was taken. It was legal, strategic and openly done," CS Matiangi said.
The Interior CS also listed properties and businesses associated with Deputy President William Ruto and the number of police officers assigned to them.
The office of DP responded to the statement by CS Matiang'i claiming that some of the properties listed by the CS did not belong to DP Ruto.
“The Cabinet Secretary desecrated the hallowed precincts of Parliament, exploiting it as a forum to propagate malicious falsehoods and assaulted the dignity of that institution by recklessly publishing inaccurate data purporting to be the property interests and security deployments of the Deputy President. In fact, most of the property listed DO NOT belong to the Deputy President,” Ruto’s office maintained.
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