Eight key suspects in connection with hate leaflets allegedly commanding some communities to vacate Uasin Gishu ahead of the next week's elections have been detained.
8 suspects detained in relation to threatening leaflets in Uasin Gishu
CS Matiang'i has stated that those involved were not from the office of the president as alleged
Speaking after the arrest the Interior CS Fred Matiang'i assured that the eight culprits will be arraigned in court adding that the fugitives were not employees of the office of the president as was alleged.
"We have 8 suspects who we suspected of sharing the leaflets and they should be taken to court, even the claims you heard yesterday that the leaflets were authored by people from the office of the president, now we have eight suspects in police custody and none of them is an employee of the office of the president," Matiang'i said.
This development comes just days after photos of similar leaflets were circulated on social media causing a stir.
The Kenya Kwanza flagbearer William Ruto had blamed particular people from the office of the president citing that they are distributing the leaflet, with the aim of provoking conflict in the nation.
"I want to tell my friend Mr. President, the same way you told off (DCI George) Kinoti when he started that nonsense of post-election violence please tell off the characters at the office of the president who is now printing pamphlets to cause disharmony in the Republic of Kenya, they need to stop because they are not about to succeed," said Ruto.
Matiang'i rubbished William Ruto's claims stating that some leaders occasionally want to speak against the truth.
The Interior CS further assured that more resources will be deployed in Uasin Gishu county to tighten security.
"I confirm that the national security council has ordered more resources, you will see more of our security teams in Molo, Kuresoi, and Nessuit just to be ready to rise up to any challenge," CS Matiang'i
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