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DP Ruto allies call for talks with Uhuru to ease political tension

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A section of leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto yesterday called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to hold talks with his principal assistant in a bid to end what they described as rising tension in some parts of the country.

The leaders among them MPs Gladys Shollei (Uasin Gishu Woman Rep), Caleb Kositany (Soy), Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei and Nandi Governor Stephen Sang faulted last week’s withdrawal of General Service Unit (GSU) officers attached to Ruto’s Karen residence.

“We are asking the President: What has your DP done to deserve such a humiliation yet he was the darling when you campaigned with him in 2013 and 2017? The president should sort out this mess once and for all,” said Kositany in Eldoret.

“We understand your frustration as the DP is gaining popularity across the country but let’s avoid politicizing security matters,” added Kositany, a close ally of the Deputy President.

Governor Sang hit out at some senior government officials, who he said were determined to provoke the DP’s supporters.

“No day will we shed blood again as the North Rift region which is cosmopolitan. However much you provoke
us we will never fight again,” said governor Sang.

Senator Cherargei has since written to senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka seeking answers on the circumstances surrounding the withdrawal of the GSU officers from the DP’s residence.

Cherargei is seeks to summon Inspector General of Police, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and the head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua to appear before the senate committee on National Security.

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