Details continue to emerge on the alleged plot by Mount Kenya leaders to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto, with President Uhuru Kenyatta reported having been aware of DP Ruto’s distress calls days before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) summoned the leaders behind the secret meetings.
The CSs, some Principal Secretaries and Mount Kenya regional Parastatal heads are accused of holding the meetings at La Mada hotel on May 14.
According to reports, DP Ruto had reached out to the President over an alleged plot to assassinate and stop him from contesting in the 2022 Presidential race.
Alarmed, President Uhuru Kenyatta convened a meeting at State House and ordered the DCI boss George Kinoti to investigate the matter in the shortest time possible.
On Monday, Kinoti confirmed to a local media that the DP had called him over fears of his life being in danger.
Besides the orders, the President is said to have increased the DP’s security team.
Following the Presidents tough directives, the DCI summoned four Mount Kenya Cabinet Secretaries to record statements over the matter.
CSs, Joseph Mucheru (ICT), Sicily Kariuki (Health), and Peter Munya (Trade) honoured the summons and confirmed secret meeting reports but denied there was a plot to eliminate the DP.
Transport CS James Macharia was also summoned but was not among the trio, who held a press briefing outside DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road, Nairobi.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, CS Munya said the assassination claims were baseless.