Reports of an alleged plot to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto has taken a dramatic turn with a host of Jubilee Party leaders led by Nandi Governor Steven Sang throwing in President Uhuru Kenyatta's name and faulting him in the wake of protests by the DP’s allies who now fear that his life could be in danger.
Addressing the press on Friday, Sang took issues with the manner in which the President has responded to the allegations in which Cabinet Secretaries Sicily Kariuki (Health) Joe Mucheru (ICT) and Peter Munya (Industrialization) were named.
“He (the President) should by now have asked the ministers involved to step aside or suspend them and if we do not see serious action and commitment to thoroughly investigate this matter from the highest level in this office then it means we are taking this matter casually” Sang said.
A visibly angry Sang warned that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his administration will bear the blame should anything happen to DP Ruto after the serious assassination allegations were raised.
“If anything happens to his Excellency the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya after all these issues (assassination allegations) have come to the fore, the innocent blood of the Deputy President -if anything happens - will squarely rest in the hands of this government led by the President himself Uhuru Kenyatta” Sang declared.
In the video below,courtesy of NTV, Sang further expressed his disappointment, noting that the matter has not attracted a serious response from the highest office in the land.
“I want to ask his excellence the President to allow serious and thorough investigations into these serious allegations about the assassination of his own Principal assistant.” Said the Nandi County boss.
Disolving the cabinet and kicking out criminal elements
Reports published in a section of the media further indicate that DP Ruto’s allies have demanded for the cabinet to be dissolved and reconstituted afresh to kick out criminal elements linked to the alleged plot that is under investigation.
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa was quoted stating that “The President should just dissolve his Cabinet and reconstitute it. Those who want to engage in criminal activities will have a leeway on whether they want to join Mungiki or Sungu Sungu, then the government can deal with them at that level as criminals.
“It’s immoral to discuss eliminating or stopping anybody if whatever that person is doing is within the purview of the Constitution. How can they say they want to stop the DP from ascending to power, yet they work in the same government?" he added.
While appearing of Citizen TV’s JKL, Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen who is a close ally to the DP roped in Interior PS Karanja Kibicho who has not been on the good books of DP Ruto’s allies.
"What we are hearing is that he was the co-chair of the La Mada meeting. He's the one who is funding the Kieleweke and Embrace teams.
"All eyes are on the President now, every Kenyan is asking themselves what he is going to do to restore order within the government," said Murkomen.