Murkomen reveals what Ruto told him about alleged assassination plot

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, Jun 27th 2019 at 09:22
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Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Wednesday commented on the alleged plot to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto and revealed that he had asked him about the matter.

Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV, Murkomen stated that he tried to ask the DP about the matter but he played it down.

"When I asked him, what is this story that you're being sought by DCI and so forth, he said 'no no no those are other issues' you know the way he usually does," Murkomen said.

Adding: "I am now of age, I'm above 40 years so I still saw that his body language is that of a person who is concerned.”

The Senator referred to previous instances when the DP has played down conflict but stated that he appeared a little bit concerned by the recent developments.

Further, Murkomen divulged that there was a slight change in the DP’s motorcade, saying that he noticed an extra car and a member of Ruto’s security detail told him that ‘some work had been done.’

"I also saw his convoy when he left his office, it looked like it was enhanced and so I asked one of the security guys, 'there's another extra car, two or so here and people I've never seen before' and he told me that some work had been done," said the senator.

This week there were allegations that a number of top government officials had been holding secret meetings at La Mada Hotel along the Thika Superhighway and one of the items discussed was neutralization of the DP.

A letter that is yet to be authenticated also named the CSs who attended the meeting but the matter is still being investigated.

Leaders from Mt Kenya region dismissed the assassination claims saying they were aimed at dividing the nation.

“We are convinced that those behind these allegations are trying to stop the Mt Kenya Cabinet secretaries from assisting the region’s MPs to push for development of the region.

“We also see this as meant to intimidate these Cabinet secretaries from executing decisions made by the President towards developing our region,” said the MPs in a statement read by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu.

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