Deputy President William Ruto now says that it’s very unfair for leaders to be relieved of their duties because of their association to him.
Speaking in Kabarnet on Saturday during the opening of Municipal Market, Dr. Ruto said that the state machinery should not be used to intimidate certain leaders.
“Since when did it become a crime to be friends with the Deputy President who is a friend of the President and supported him in four elections?” asked DP Ruto.
The DP expressed concern that politicians with alternative ideologies are being unfairly subjected to the criminal justice system with the aim of scaring them to submission.
He cited the recent arrests of Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi and MP Sylvanus Osoro among other leaders as outdated intimidation practices that have no room in the 21st century.
According to Dr. Ruto, it is regrettable that the Kenya Police Service, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Ethic and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) are involved in politics.
It’s only yesterday that his allies meeting was disrupted by well armed police men.
Ruto is asking the stopping of using the police to influence politics and allow politicians to politics. He says Kenya is beyond the politics of threats and intimidation.
The Deputy President told those selling fear to sell their agenda to Kenyans instead of using outdated political practices.