Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition presidential running mate Martha Karua has told off Deputy President William Ruto over claims that his life and those of his family are in danger.
Karua, who spoke on Sunday after a service at Nandi Hills Catholic church, asked Ruto to stop peddling lies about his security, stating that the deputy president has one of the strongest security details in the country.
“You have been insulting your boss for so long while still in government, attending cabinet meetings, receiving dignitaries at the airport, but want to make Kenyans believe you are not safe? Who then is safe? Stop spreading lies because of politics,” Karua posed.
She further urged Ruto to use some of the security officers assigned to him by the government to protect those close to him or file formal complaints with the government instead of causing tension over unsubstantiated claims.
“The current deputy president has a very heavy security detail, and I urge the DP if he is wary of any of his family member’s security to use his security officers to protect them, or ask for more. But stop putting the whole country into a state of panic over allegations that your life is in danger,” Karua added.
Karua spoke hours after President Kenyatta made it clear that he has no intention of harming Ruto, his family or allies.
“There is no need of telling people that I want to kill you. Haven’t you insulted me for three years? Haven’t I been the holder of this office for those three years? I had the power to do so. Now, when I am getting ready to hand over, and have limited powers, do you think I have the time to look for you?” Uhuru posed.
Kenyatta was responding to Ruto, who accused the president of threatening him and his allies in the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
“As long as you don’t kill my children, I am ready to face you in this election with your project. Mr. President, you shouldn’t be the source of a threat in Kenya. Stop threatening Kenyans. Your work is to ensure that all Kenyans are safe. Stop telling us that we will know that you’re the President,” Ruto stated on Thursday.