Three police guards attached to DP William Ruto have been moved from the Presidential Escort Unit to general duties as part of the punishment.

Three police guards attached to Deputy President William Ruto have been transferred and removed from the elite Presidential Escort Unit over their role in the escape of Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi from his house. This happened on September 11 when police raided Sudi’s home in Eldoret to arrest him. The officers - a chief inspector and two constables - were attached to the Presidential Escort Unit, which guards the president, his deputy, and their families. Officials aware of the developments said the three had first been given show-cause letters before a decision to transfer them was made. One of them was moved to Homa Bay, another to Mandera, and the third one to Bondo.

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The officers have moved from the Presidential Escort Unit to general duties as part of the punishment. Their replacements to the DP have since been made, police authorities said. The three were last week summoned to police headquarters where they were grilled and later given a day to respond to their accusations. They were asked to explain why and how they were in Sudi’s compound on September 11 when a team of officers arrived there to arrest him.

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Preliminary reports indicate that the officers had escorted the DP to his residence. They then left to join Sudi at his house kilometres away.  The presidential escort officers did not declare who they were when police arrived at Sudi’s residence.  Meanwhile, almost 100 officers attached to the Kilimani Police Division in Nairobi have been moved to different stations. The Officer Commanding Police Division Luca Ogaro was moved to Rachuonyo in the same capacity.