Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi, has finally spoken about the withdrawal of security detail of some of Central Kenya politicians associated with Deputy President William Ruto’s Presidential bid in 2022.
Among the politicians that their security were withdrawn includes Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa , Kandara MP, Alice Wahome and Bahati MP , Kimani Ngunjiri.
Speaking to NTV on Monday, Matiangi refuted claims that the government has withdrawn security of Ruto’s allies in Central Kenya.
Instead Matiangi said the government is reviewing security deployed to all politicians and senior officials.
He said the country is grappling with shortage of security officers.
“Everyone wants a bodyguard and as a government we cannot afford and we have to face the reality and live with what we can afford,” Matiangi said.
The no nonsense CS said that the plan to reduce on security for politicians will cut across board.
He said no particular individuals are being targeted in the plan.
He said the officers have not been withdrawn but recalled as a matter of procedure and new officers will be assigned to the affected politicians.