Uhuru Cabinet split after Ruto assassination claims
SEE ALSO :State House intruder’s rant on FacebookAccording to the letter whose author and authenticity could not be immediately established, part of the meeting's agenda was said to be an offensive against the DP. In the letter addressed to "Your Excellency", the author or authors sought permission to be exempted from attendance as they did not want to be part of the political conspiracy. Apart from the three, CS James Macharia is also listed in the letter as among those in attendance. The DCI is yet to determine the authenticity of the letter. Yesterday, the leaders arrived at DCI headquarters shortly before 9am as ordered before they walked out an hour later.
SEE ALSO :State House intruder not missing“These are very serious allegations especially coming from a person of the stature of a DP occupying an extremely powerful and important office in the land. I would expect somebody in that office to do a proper investigation before making unsubstantiated and wild allegations of that nature,” he said. He ruled out recording a statement on the matter until the proper procedure was followed. “We have not been able to record any statement because the standard procedure is that if somebody makes an allegation of that nature, that person is required by law to record a statement. The DP has not recorded any statement,” said Munya. According to Munya, the DCI agreed with the leaders' concerns. “We came to a conclusion and agreement with them that we can’t record any statement at this stage until the complainant makes a substantive complaint in writing against which then we can be able to respond,” he said.
Denied claimsThe leaders denied the claims against them. “We have made it clear that at no time have we ever met to plan to kill the DP or any other person for that matter,” said Munya. “It is irresponsible, unfair and intended to portray us in a bad light so that we look like criminals who meet to plot criminal activities against him. This is intended to injure our reputations,” he said. Munya confirmed that a group of leaders from Mt Kenya region held a meeting at Hotel La Mada in May but denied that the DP was on the agenda. “To avoid speculation, we want to confirm that we have been having meetings. Indeed we held a meeting at La Mada and will continue having meetings. There is nothing sinister or unusual for people from a particular region of this country to discuss their affairs. There were never meetings planned to assassinate the DP," he said. The CS explained that the meetings arose from another meeting of MPs from Mount Kenya region in Naivasha who complained that CSs, PSs, senior Government officials and heads of parastatals were not accessible, and that the Government was not fast-tracking development in the region. According to Munya, a subsequent meeting was convened in Nyeri where the MPs presented their complaints to Uhuru. “In that meeting the President instructed me to coordinate and get issues from the MPs and then coordinate the side of government so that I could be able to channel those issues to the relevant ministers, PSs and heads of parastatals,” he said Munya said the CSs were still open to working with the DP to achieve Government objectives, and that they would await completion of investigations before deciding on their next move. "The cyber-crime investigators are still investigating the matter and as law abiding citizens, we shall wait for the outcome then take the necessary actions either individually or collectively,” he said.
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