Kieleweke team issue response to Ruto’s assassination claims

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Kieleweke team issue response to Deputy President William Ruto’s assassination claims

A section of MPs from the Mt Kenya region, who are critical of Deputy President William Ruto’s early campaigns on Monday issued a statement reacting to the summoning of four Cabinet Secretaries accused of planning to assassinate the country’s second in command.

The group, popularly referred to as Kieleweke team, faulted Ruto for accusing his Cabinet colleagues of planning to kill him.

The MPs said they were aware of the meetings by senior government officials from the Mt Kenya region, but clarified that they were planned on the instructions of President Uhuru Kenyatta who was concerned over slow development projects in the region.

Some of us are aware of the meetings and they have involved us in some of their deliberations. The meetings started after Mt Kenya elected leaders held a meeting in Naivasha and complained that senior government regions from the region were inaccessible”.

Ngunjiri Wambugu

The President publicly appointed CS Peter Munya to coordinate government officials from the region and ensure the region is not neglected in implementation of development projects,” the MPs said in a statement read by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu.

Wambugu accused Ruto of inciting Kenyans against Mt Kenya region by creating the perception that they can only meet to plan against him.

We see a deliberate plan to incite Kenyans against the Mt Kenya people. Meetings by leaders and government officials from specific regions are common and that is why Kenyans demand regional inclusivity to ensure there are people who understand development dynamics of every region”.

Rift Valley leaders meet at Weston Hotel, leaders and officials from Eastern meet, from Nyanza, and everywhere else in the region. The DP is intimidating the Mt Kenya government officials that they cannot meet unless he is there,” the leaders added.

Others present at the press conference include Igembe North's Maoka Maore, Gatanga's Nduati Nguagi, Kiambu Women Rep Gathoni Wamuchomba, Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange, among others.

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