Deputy President William Ruto claims that the killing of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei, who was attached to his office, was meant to intimidate him.
Addressing mourners during the funeral service of Kenei in Solai, Nakuru County on Saturday, a seemingly furious Ruto alleged that the murder of the police officer was part of the plot to bring him down.
He denied involvement in the Sh39 billion fake military equipment tender, accusing the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) of shifting focus to his office instead of pursuing the masterminds.
“My office has no relations to the Department of Defense (DOD) we do not procure guns at my office, this is a plot to undermine me, no one is focusing on the real culprits, they are now fixated on my office,” said Ruto.
“Those who killed Kenei will not find peace, we will find them and those plotting against me, maybe you could kill me but I will not be intimidated,” he added.
He further claimed that the DCI was being used to fight him in an effort to stop his 2022 presidential ambition.
“Nataka kwambia DCI awachane na siasa, focus on police work and getting to the bottom of who killed the officer Kenei,” he said.
Kenei, who was on duty on the day former Sports CS Rashid Echesa and his accomplices visited DP Ruto’s office to strike the alleged Sh39 billion scam with two foreign nationals, was found dead at his house in Nairobi’s Imara Daima estate on February 20th. He had a single bullet wound on his head.
Through Twitter on Saturday DP Ruto said: "The DCI has been mobilized, for political reasons, to discredit & destroy my office with all manner NONSENSE and to bring me down. Those in this scheme are boasting that I will not be there soon. Since the system cannot elect anybody, they can only kill. But there is GOD in heaven"