Cabinet Secretaries summoned by DCI over plan to kill DP Ruto deny allegations

By Bosco Marita | Monday, Jun 24th 2019 at 14:38
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Four Cabinet Secretaries have been summoned at the Directorate of the Criminal Investigation (DCI) over allegation of planning to execute the Deputy President William Ruto.

On Monday ICT CS Joe Mucheru, his Health counterpart Sicily Kariuki and Trade & Industrialization CS Peter Munya presented themselves at DCI in honour of the summon.

Speaking at the DCI headquarters after presenting themselves, Munya confirmed that he was summoned by the DCI officer Michael Sang.

"I was informed by the DCI officer that I was the one chairing the meetings, and was asked to summon the others who were already summoned," Munya revealed.

Munya also confirmed that he was told that DP Ruto had called the DCI headquarters and complained of meetings being held at La mada hotel in with a motive of killing him.

The CS said they could not record a statement since the complainant had not recorded a statement as required by law.

"We did not write a statement as the Deputy President did not record a statement. Standard procedures state that anyone who makes allegations is required by law to record a statement," Munya said.

He also said the DCI officer failed to reduce what DP Ruto told them into writing. According to Munya; “they came to the conclusion that they cannot record a statement until the complainant makes a substantive complaint in writing.’’

The CS, however, rubbished those allegations and said their the meeting was not held for the purposes of planning to kill anyone.

"To avoid speculations, we want to confirm we have been having meetings. In fact, we even met at Lamada and we will continue having meetings as the constitution clearly stipulate that we have a right to enjoy our freedom of expression and freedom of association, so long as we do not meet to plan on criminal activities," Munya said.

He also added that their meeting was development oriented and politicians were not a party to it. He said only government officials took part in it with an intention of fast-tracking development in the region.

Munya, who spoke on behalf of the rest, said the accusations “were unsubstantive and intended to portray them as criminals.”

He said they are waiting for the DCI to conclude investigation in order to determine the next course of action either individually or collectively.

He said the accusations were premature and should have been investigated first before arriving at the said conclusion.

He maintained that they will continue working with the Deputy President as usual since they have never had a problem with him.

Here is video footage of their response to the matter:

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