Do you believe there are forces within Gov't who want to assassinate you? - How DP Ruto responded to Kiguta's question

It was the first time DP Ruto was cornered to speak on the matter

DP William Ruto with Trade CS Peter Munya who was summoned by DCI over an alleged assassination pan against the DP

Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday night appeared on K24 for an interview with Anne Kiguta where he was tasked to authenticate reports of an alleged assassination plan against him.

DP Ruto initially evaded the question by asking Ms Kiguta about her children and their well-being.

"Ann, first let me ask, Is it your first time to come to Karen?" to which she responded in the affirmative, "Okay, welcome. And how are the children?" he continued.

After exchanging pleasantries with the show host the DP finally settled down to answer the question.

"The matter you have asked is a matter that I had discussed with my boss and it is not for discussion outside me and my boss," Dr Ruto dismissed.

The journalist pressed for an elaborate answer asking the deputy to address concerns that are being raised by the over one million people who voted him in but he did not oblige.

"That is not a matter we are going to prosecute on TV. I'm sorry Ann, you will not get very far with that question...I have told you, on that matter, it doesn't matter how you ask I've answered that question and that is how it is going to be," he stated.

Dr Ruto denies having enhanced security after assassination fiasco

Dr Ruto was also asked about the letter that had raised the debate on his alleged assassination plan to which he responded that it is a matter under investigation.

Disowning earlier reports which had indicated President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered additional security for his deputy, DP Ruto claimed to have no knowledge of additional bodyguards in his security team.

"I guess that is a matter for my Head of Security to answer, I'm not aware of any such adjustment," he stated.

DP Ruto also refused to comment on PS Karanja Kibicho's remark where he termed the claimed assassination plan to be "nonsense" stating that he is "not in the business of reacting to what people say".

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