The deputy president has, in recent past, experienced some concerns with regards to his security detail. It caught the attention of political leaders allied to him, including several members of parliament. The MPs took it upon themselves to request the US government among other international partners to question the Jubilee government regarding the security of the deputy president.
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Additionally, DP Ruto called for a meeting with MPs allied to his movement in Karen and later issued a press briefing yesterday. Speaking at the conference, on 8th February 2021, Senator Susan Kihika stated that they had discovered a hit squad that is aiming at the friends of the DP and claimed that up till now they hadn’t been confirmed by the Kenyan police officials.
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She also confirmed that they have discovered the squad members’ real identities and have forwarded their names to relevant personnel for investigation. The Nakuru Senator complained about the government’s recent actions of the withdrawal of security in every function attended by the Deputy President, leaving the second in command vulnerable to any harm.