The race to the 2022 Presidential elections continue to gain momentum as the days go by with different Political camps alreadt flexxing their muscles in the different Political scenes.
There have been cases of name mentioning, hurling insults and blame games doing rounds the different political setting across the Country.
The situation already looks highly volatile as leaders are seemingly ready to tear into each other just to get the whole of the National cake; the Presidency.
Two factions have already emerged with DP William Ruto’s camp the most vocal at the moment. The opposition team led by Raila Odinga has also not been left behind.
Last week saw things get more nasty after COTU boss Francis Atwoli aimed a dig at DP William Ruto and his camp with claims that Ruto will not be at the ballot come 2022 filling the air.
Ruto’s camp did not take Atwoli’s sentiments lightly and even issued a warning to him that should anything happen to Ruto, he should be able to come clean to the DP’s followers.
Led by Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, Ruto’s camp have alleged that there is a plot to assassinate him.
Sudi has sensationally claimed that those opposed to Ruto’s 2022 State House bid have hatched a scheme to eliminate him, adding poison to an increasingly toxic political climate.
Addressing the press in Eldoret, Sudi accused Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) secretary general Francis Atwoli of being part of those orchestrating a plan to eliminate the DP ahead of the next General Election.
He said the DP’s rising political fortunes have made him a target of those with vicious plans.
“Those opposed to DP’s presidential bid should know that he has followers in all corners of the country and should anything happen to him they will be held accountable,” said Sudi.
The assassination claims come just days after some bodyguards of politicians allied to Ruto were withdrawn.
They included Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa, Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri.
Police spokesperson Charles Owino defended the decision, saying the move is part of an on-going procedure that will affect all leaders.
Owino said police service is currently undergoing a transformation that would see administration Police officers offer protective services.
“We have recalled our officers who have been undertaking protective services and then the services will be given by Administration Police. So no MP, minister, governor or senator will totally lose his (or her) security,” he said.