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DP William Ruto hits out at police boss for 'neglecting his duties'

POLITICS
By Allan Mungai | September 10th 2021
Inspector General Police Service Hillary Mutyambai [Edward Kiplimo, Standard]

Deputy President William Ruto hit out at security bosses for what he termed as neglecting their commitment to protecting Kenyans and properties.

He said they had failed Kenyans by being partial and taking political assignments instead of living up to their oath of office. Ruto criticised Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai for prioritising political assignments over the safety of Kenyans. He said, as a result, the country’s security was in jeopardy.

“We are experiencing instability because the person who is supposed to be in charge of security is busy with petty politics,” Ruto said.

At the same time, the DP urged the Ministry of Interior to allocate the 15,000 hectares of land he had been accused of owning in Laikipia County to the victims of banditry who have fled their homes.

The DP was speaking at his Karen home when he met with grassroots leaders from Narok South Constituency.

MPs present were Soipan Tuya (Narok County), Korei Lemein (Narok South), Gabriel Tongoyo (Narok West), David Ole Sankok (Nominated), Mary Senata (Nominated), Ltumbesi Lelegwe (Samburu County), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Owen Baya (Kilifi North) and former Samburu West MP Jonathan Lelelit.

“Now that they said I own 15,000 hectares of land, I am giving them the authority to allocate it to the people of Laikipia,” said Ruto.

Meanwhile, the Deputy President lauded opposition leaders for joining the national dialogue on the country’s economic well-being. He, however, asked them to ditch tribal political parties and form a national party that will champion an alternative national economic agenda.

The MPs called on the Government to heighten security in the country to ensure no Kenya loses their lives or property. 

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