Claims that Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and PS Karanja Kibicho are out to frustrate DP William Ruto heading into 2022 have once again surfaced and this time, they are being peddled by Ruto’s main man Kipchumba Murkomen.
Without backing his claims with evidence, Murkomen said the recent disarmament exercise of Kenya Police Reservists (KPR) in the North Rift was a plot to frustrate Ruto.
Murkomen also pointed an accusing finger at Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai accusing him of altering the policy governing National Police Reserve (NPR) operations to punish the DP’s support base.
“You can’t undermine the security of the people of Kerio Valley to frustrate Ruto’s presidential bid,” the Elgeyo Marakwet senator told the House yesterday.
He was also infuriated by a comment attributed to Tiaty MP William Kamket who, in a tweet, applauded the Interior ministry and claimed that the discharged NPRs were Ruto’s militia for 2022 elections.
“Congratulations to IG Hillary Mutyambai for disarming all NPRs in the Rift Valley. The NPRs has been recruited as a William Ruto militiamen to fight for him in 2022. Kweli Mungu halali,” Said Hon Kamket.
It is this statement that apparently angered Kipchumba Murkomen.
Congratulations to IG Hillary Mutyambai for disarming all NPRs in the Rift Valley. The NPRs has been recruited as a William Ruto militiamen to fight for him in 2022. Kweli Mungu halali.
— William Kamket (@bkamket) May 19, 2019
“The people of Elgeyo Marakwet want the ministry to come clean on the MP’s remarks or it will be misconstrued to mean that it meant to frustrate the DP’s support base,” he stated.
Murkomen protested against a move by the government to disarm reservists in Laikipia, Baringo, West Pokot, Turkana and Kerio Valley.