Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has denied claims that the government downgraded Deputy President William Ruto’s security.
Matiang’i has instead revealed that Ruto has 257 trained security personnel guarding him and his private estates and business.
“Contrary to the allegations made and in view of the tabled evidence (annex land 2), H.E. the Deputy President is the most guarded in the history of the country in comparison with previous equivalent office holders,” said Matiang’i.
According to Matiang’i DP Ruto is Kenya’s most guarded deputy president in the country’s’ history.
“Currently, 121 officers from the Administration Police and Prisons Services are providing security at the DP’s various residences. In addition to the 74 Presidential Escort personnel, six officers from the DCI and five drivers from the GSU are deployed,” Matiang’i told MPs.
While appearing before the national assembly committee for administration and national security, Matiang’i stated that what Ruto is suffering from sympathy addiction.
He also told the committee that the presidential escort guarding the DP is still intact.
Matiang’i further revealed that the late Jaramogi Odinga, Kenya’s first Vice President, had a total of 30 officers, Joseph Murumbi 22, Daniel Moi 34, Mwai Kibaki 26, Josephat Karanja 22, George Saitoti 30, Musalia Mudavadi 22, Michael Wamalwa 22, Moody Awori 22, and Kalonzo Musyoka 26, While ODM leader Raila Odinga had 57 officers guarding him and his residences when he was prime minister.