Details of Uhuru's meeting after finding out about Ruto assassination claims

Uhuru taking assassination claims seriously

President Uhuru Kenyatta gives orders following DP William Ruto assassination claims

Details are now emerging that President Uhuru Kenyatta called for an urgent meeting with top level government operatives as soon as he found out about the alleged assassination plot against his deputy.

The report carried by Standard, indicates that the President held a meeting on Saturday that was attended by Interior CS Fred Matiang'i, IG Hillary Mutyambai, PS Karanja Kibicho, DCI boss George Kinoti and NIS Director General Philip Kameru.

It was during the said meeting at State House - Nairobi that Kenyatta ordered immediate investigations into the life-threatening claims.

He asked the DCI boss and his team to summon the Mt Kenya leaders who were said to have been behind the meeting, including the cabinet secretaries named.

The President is also said to have ordered DP Ruto's security detail to be enhanced and it is confirmed that additional officers have been assigned to the DP.

4 CSs summoned by DCI over Ruto assassination plot

On Monday, three cabinet secretaries were among more than 10 government officials who reported to the DCI headquarters to record statements over the matter.

The DCI had summoned four CSs - Peter Munya, Sicily Kariuki, Joe Mucheru and James Macharia - who are said to have officiated over the meeting at La Mada Hotel along Thika Road.

The CSs who spoke after their meeting with investigators maintained their innocence stating that the meetings held at La Mada did not discuss any assassination plot and insisting that they would continue to hold the meetings.

"These are very serious allegations especially coming from a person of stature of a DP occupying an extremely powerful and important office in the land.

"Indeed we held a meeting at La Mada and will continue having meetings. There were never meetings planned to assassinate the DP," CS Munya stated.

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