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MP denies knowledge of DP Ruto assassination plot

By John Shilitsa | July 17th 2019
Deputy President William Ruto at a past event. An MP has accused political opponents of dragging his name into DP Ruto's alleged assassination plot.

Lugari MP Ayub Savula has accused political adversaries of dragging his name into the alleged assassination plot against Deputy President William Ruto.

Savula dismissed reports that he was among Ruto allies demanding the court to admit the audio-video recording implicating Cabinet Secretaries from Central who allegedly met and plotted how to eliminate the DP at La Mada hotel.

“I have at no single incident discussed with the Deputy President on matters of the alleged assassination and the audio-video recording, let Ruto deal with DCI and tell the investigators the truth of the matter,” argued Savula.

Addressing journalists in Kakamega, Savula said he has never commented over the assassination saga, “because I was not in the purported meeting neither do I conduct investigations.”

Savula was reacting to reports by some local media stations that he wanted the audio-video recording in possession of State House digital director Dennis Itumbi adduced in court as part of the evidence in the alleged assassination plot.

He said Ruto must be prepared to deal with the DCI so that Kenyans can know the truth if found to have given false information, he (Ruto) should be prosecuted and if there is some truth, those implicated must face full force of the law,” said the MP.

According to Savula, politicians must heed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s advice to shelve early campaigns and focus on serving the people.

Last week, a section of lawmakers from Western demanded the court to admit the audio-video recording as part of evidence of the alleged assassination plot.

Itumbi told the court that he had the audio and video recording of the La Mada Hotel meeting where the plot to allegedly eliminate Ruto was hatched.

MPs Mwambu Mabonga (Bumula), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili) also called for the sacking of the Cabinet Secretaries among them Trade CS Peter Munya who was named in the alleged assassination scheme.

Ruto is yet to record a statement over the alleged planned murder with the Directorate of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti assuring that investigations will be conducted to get the root of the matter.

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