Details have emerged of the intrigues and tense moments in Jubilee that preceded the pulling down of President Kenyatta’s social media accounts amidst reports of a fallout in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.
The events were a culmination of muted fallout in Jubilee with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto reading from different scripts and differing in public.
While the President has reiterated that he supports the ongoing fight against corruption, the DP has trashed the efforts, claiming that it is targeting specific individuals with political outcomes in mind.
In what some analysts opine was a rebuttal to the assertions by DP Ruto, the president fired his salvo from Namibia, making it clear that nobody -- not even his “closest political ally” -- would stand in the way of the anti-graft fight.
The President’s no-holds barred offensive was documented and shared both on print, online and audio which went viral.
A day earlier, in one of the clearest indications that all was not well in the Jubilee camp, Ruto expressly described the ongoing purge as selective, lacking integrity, fought on convenient half-truths and with political outcomes in mind.
As the President’s tough talk sank in, his social media pages containing the remarks were abruptly pulled down.
State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita described as a result of a breach of access.
Nzioka’s letter read in part that “On account of unauthorised access to the official social media handles of H.E. the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, all official social media handles for the President have been temporarily suspended to allow for the necessary remedial measures to be undertaken”.
According to the statement, the president still stands by his comments delivered in faraway Namibia and which caused a stir among the political class and citizens.
“The President has not distanced himself from the comments on corruption and his comments still stand,” the statement added.
Murkomen demands immediate sacking of DCI Kinoti
The fight against corruption is slowly turning out into a full-blown war setting Jubilee politicians against each other with constitutional offices thrown into the mix.
A fortnight ago, Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen demanded the immediate sacking of the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti.
The Elgeyo Marakwet Senator took issues with how the DCI has been conducting investigations, alleging that he is biased and often targets certain individual presumably to end their political careers.
He alleged that DCI Kinoti is biased and often targets people by pinning crime on them and then digging for evidence.
“Naskia anakaanga chini anasema huyu Murkomen anaongea mingi sana. Hakuna makossa amefanya mahali? Hebu tafuta watu muangalie account yake mkipata makossa mniletee.” Murkomen said.
Murkomen who was breathing fire dismissed DCI Kinoti as useless calling for his immediate sacking.
“DCI huyo mtu ni bure sana.(The DCI is a very useless person). He should be sacked by tomorrow.” Murkomen said.