Kericho Senator has asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to stop playing tricks over Deputy President William Ruto assassination claims.
Speaking to the press, the senator claimed that the DCI are busy chasing over a purported fake letter instead of going deep into the matter and unearthing the truth on the plot to assassinate the deputy president. “I want to tell them that stop chasing squirrels in the name of fake letters and go for the antelope that is the plot to assassinate none other than the Deputy President of the republic of Kenya. Dennis Itumbi has just revealed in court that now there is video evidence available that confirms indeed there was a meeting and the words that have threatened and have begun all this process was uttered by a government officer that is where we expect DCI to focus its attention.” Senator Cheruiyot said
This comes a day after Dennis Itumbi, the Director of communications at the DPs office was arraigned in court for allegedly authoring a fake letter claiming there were plans to eliminate the Deputy President.
In court, Itumbi sensationally claimed that he had and even requested to play video and audio clips to prove that a meeting could have happened at La Mada at which discussions were held on possibility of assassination of his employer, particularly the Deputy President. Itumbi was detained for five more days to allow the DCI complete their investigations.
Further, senator Cheruiyot wants the DCI to tell Kenyans how far they are in the investigation of four cabinet secretaries who admitted to have attended the La Mada hotel meeting.
“The DCI is taking us for fools when they try to create an impression that it is on the basis of a fake letter circulating online that this these investigations begun. The truth of the matter is that there was a complaint and it is upon that complaint that four cabinet ministers in this government reported to DCI. The report we expect from DCI is not anything to do with fake letters but how far he is with the investigation of those ministers who admitted that they were in that particular meeting” the senator added.
On June 24, four cabinet secretaries were summoned to the DCI headquarters over an alleged plot to lock out William Ruto from 2022 presidential ballot. The four ministers were Trade and East Africa Community CS Peter Munya, ICT’s Joe Mucheru, Youth Affairs CS Sicily Kariuki and Transport CS James Macharia.
Addressing journalists at the DCI headquarters, CS Munya admitted that indeed they held a meeting at La Mada Hotel but discussions were mainly on developments. Munya further added that they had confirmed that the DP made a call to the DCI and complained that some cabinet secretaries and senior government officers met at La Mada and there were plans to kill him.