I don’t mind being guarded by G4S – DP Ruto says after his security shakeup

Sunday, August 29th, 2021 16:07 |
Deputy President, William Ruto. PHOTO/COURTESY

Deputy President William Ruto has sensationally claimed that he doesn't mind being guarded by any type of security teams including those of G4S.

In statement he made after the recent reshuffle of his security detail, Ruto also urged those in charge of shuffling the security detail that they should focus more on issues affecting the country.

‘’Ikipatikana kazi ya muhimu ya wakenya ambao wana matatizo wanaweza leta ata G4S wanilinde na kunisaidia hamna shida (If a job opportunity comes up that involves Kenyans of goodwill and how they can be helped, they can even deploy G4S to guard and help me at my residence)," Ruto said.

Ruto’s opinion comes days after his security detail was reshuffled and a number of security officers, most of whom GSUs posted at the DP’s Karen residence, were recalled and replaced by Administration Police.

It is also said that some of the recalled GSU officers were reassigned to the President’s team and were therefore required to exit DP’s residence by evening as APs take over.

In the past few days Ruto has seen changes made within his security team which started on Thursday, August 26 when a total of 77 officers drawn from the General Service Unit (GSU) who have been guarding his residence in Karen were replaced by Administration Police (AP) officers.

On Friday, August 27, five drivers who were attached to the prison team were also recalled but in an exclusive interview with DP Ruto’s spokesperson Emmanuel Talam, three of them have already been ordered to report back to work with his transport team as the norm.

Police IG Hilary Mutyambai has been questioned on why he has never investigated reports about meetings held at Hotel La Mada and has never taken his time to make any follow-ups on the security concerns raised by the DP.

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