Matiang'i lists Ruto's businesses that enjoy police protection

Matiang'i revealed the names of the 10 businesses and properties and over 18,000 acres of land.

Deputy President William Ruto arriving at a past state function

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has listed properties and businesses associated with Deputy President William Ruto.

Matiang’i spoke during a meeting with the National Assembly Security Committee on Wednesday, September 1 where he broke down DP Ruto’s security detail.

The CS had been summoned to Parliament to explain the recent changes in Ruto’s security.

Matiang’i mentioned 10 businesses and revealed the number of police officers attached to each one.

“There are officers who are assigned by the Inspector General because of a direct request from the office of the deputy president to installations owned by the DP or businesses where he is likely to spend time, therefore his security is a concern.

“For example Kitengela Gas where the deputy president has a gas business (6 officers), Weston Hotel (6 officers), Murumbi Farm, 6 officers, ADC Laikipia Mutara Ranch 6 officers, Dolphin Hotel 6 officers, Matter Farm in Taita Taveta 6 officers, Elgon View Private residence 4, Poultry Farm Eldoret 4, Private Residence Eldoret 4, Wilson Airport Private Hangar 4,” Matiang’i said.

According to documents tabled at the meeting the businesses are more than Matiang'i read and the total land held in the farms is 18,500 acres.

He said that some of the businesses which are more than he listed have stationed officers while some are patrolled by local enforcement officers.

Matiang’i concluded that the DP enjoyed a multi-agency security team of about 257 police officers, 74 of who are from the Presidential Escort Service, 5 from GSU and 5 from the DCI.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Herman Manyora lists 2 blunders by Ruto camp, predicts landslide victory for Raila

Herman Manyora lists 2 blunders by Ruto camp, predicts landslide victory for Raila

Uhuru announces 19 top gov't appointments days before his term expires [Full List]

Uhuru announces 19 top gov't appointments days before his term expires [Full List]

Wajackoyah answers running mate amid fallout over claims of joining Azimio

Wajackoyah answers running mate amid fallout over claims of joining Azimio

Uhuru’s final message to his Mt Kenya backyard

Uhuru’s final message to his Mt Kenya backyard

Ruto responds to the Raila on having a handshake after the August 9 polls

Ruto responds to the Raila on having a handshake after the August 9 polls

Raila promises handshake whether he wins or loses 2022 presidential election

Raila promises handshake whether he wins or loses 2022 presidential election

LIVE BLOG: Final Kenya Kwanza rally at Nyayo Stadium

LIVE BLOG: Final Kenya Kwanza rally at Nyayo Stadium

Frenzy as George Wajackoyah's lookalike is spotted in Azimio rally

Frenzy as George Wajackoyah's lookalike is spotted in Azimio rally

Ndindi Nyoro: Why Uhuru and Karua will be the first to congratulate Ruto

Ndindi Nyoro: Why Uhuru and Karua will be the first to congratulate Ruto