Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday attended the burial of slain AP officer Kipyegon Kenei in Nakuru County and held a meeting with the officer’s family members.
Accompanied by many other politicians, DP Ruto visited Kenei’s family at their Chemasis village in Rongai, Nakuru County and delivered his condolence message during a meeting between him and the family.
Ruto described Sergeant Kenei as a disciplined young officer and clled on detectives to bring to book those who were behind his killing.
Kenei, who was murdered two weeks ago was linked by the DCI to the fake arms deal orchestrated by former CS Rashid Echesa, a deal that apparently was signed at the DP’s offices.
Sgt Kenei, in CCTV footage released to the media by the DCI, can be seen ushering into the boardroom a suspected who pretended to be a General in the Military in the signing of the deal.
Ruto said that those who killed Kenei are the same who planned the arms deal meeting in his office and did not want the soldier to spill the beans on what took place.
“I am aware there is a scheme orchestrated to demean my office and ensure I do not get anywhere,” the DP told mourners.
“Those executing the scheme to undermine my office to stop me may have the system, but we have God.” Ruto urged Kinoti to get to the truth of the murder and leave out politics in the investigations.
“For political reasons, the DCI is being used to undermine my office … saying Ruto will not be there in 2022.”
The DP said his office has no relationship with the Department of Defence over gun procurement.
He criticised the attention given to the Office of the Deputy President, and not the individuals involved in the scheme.
“Kill me if you want, but I will not back down over the schemes and threats. I’m ready for it,” Ruto stated. The DP further urged Kenei’s father John Chesang to remain calm and allow investigators to do their job.