President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration has rattled a section of Jubilee politicians allied to DP William Ruto by ordering for the immediate withdrawal of their security details.
The move which was effected on Friday saw body guards attached to Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu, MPs Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu) and his Kandara counterpart Alice Wahome amongst others withdrawn.
Speaking to a local media house, Governor Waititu and Ichungwah confirmed that their security details had been withdrawn for reasons they are yet to know.
“Ask them what do they want to do with my family while am away. They are being told its orders from above in the PS’s office” Ichungwah said.
Ichungwah pointed an accusing finger at the interior Principal Security (PS) Dr Karanja KIbicho.
New directive issued to CSs
It has also emerged that despite a policy requiring the MPs to only have one security, others had up to five as a means of enticing them to remain defiant and loyal to the powers that be.
An officer privy to the details revealed that “Officers were haphazardly allocated to politicians to entice them to remain defiant. Based on how close they were with the the powers that be. A senior politician could put a case to Boinett on behalf of the MPs".
According to The Standard, the decision was arrived at during a meeting held at Vigilance in which those in attendance resolved to withdraw the officers who will be redeployed later once the mess has been addressed.
Coincidentally, all the leaders whose bodyguards have been withdrawn have been accompanying DP Ruto on his countrywide engagements, declaring allegiance to DP Ruto’s 2022 bid with the leaders poking holes on the ongoing war against corruption.
A circular has also been issued to all Cabinet Secretaries (CSs) to stop going to political events and focus on mass registration of the National Integrated Identity Management system (NIIMS) popularly called ‘Huduma Number’ starting Monday 15 April.
It is believed that this will effectively ground all CSs who have in the recent past attended public events alongside DP Ruto with 2022 politics featuring.