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Kenya Kwanza now says hate leaflets authored by State

DP William Ruto addresses supporters at Zambezi in Kiambu County. [George Njunge, Standard]

Kenya Kwanza Alliance leaders alleged that the Interior Ministry was behind hate leaflets profiling some communities in the Rift Valley.

Addressing rallies in Kirinyaga Central and Ndia, the leaders led by UDA  presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua called for probe on who was behind the circulation of hate leaflets.

Gachagua claimed that Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho was author of the hate leaflets.

"The International Criminal Court (ICC) is supposed to open a file for Kibicho, we know he is behind the recent leaflets that were found in some parts of the Rift Valley,” he claimed.

The UDA presidential running mate further alleged that the Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Maalim Mohamed has been coerced to arrest the "purported authors and distributors of the leaflets."

He claimed that Kibicho was using government agencies to frustrate Keroche Breweries because he has interest in the liquor industry.

However, the PS has distanced himself from the hate leaflets. "How can I be irresponsible? I am not an author neither do I even know the one who circulated the leaflets,” he said.

Gachagua alleged that Kibicho is plotting to use administrators to rig the General Election, a claim the PS has refuted.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi said it was only five days before President Uhuru Kenyatta's government exits and "instead of bidding his loyal voters goodbye, the president had camped in Kisumu where he only got token votes in the last two elections."

"Uhuru, we loved you so much. That is why Kirinyaga people voted for you twice but you have disrespected them. But you have decided to stay in Bondo with a leader who pretends to love you yet he has always been against you,” said Muturi.

While on a tour of Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Murang'a and Kiambu counties, Deputy President William Ruto pleaded with the residents to vote for him so that he can turn around the economy and transform Mt Kenya region.

"We have a plan to turn around the economy and put money in agriculture, and small businesses and improve the milk production through improved dairy husbandry," said Ruto in Kaigio Stadium in Kirinyaga.

"We will achieve this if you give me and Gachagua the opportunity next week."

In Zambezi, Kikuyu constituency, Ruto said that Raila is a coward for skipping the presidential debate.