Friday, May 22, 2020 – A group of legislators supporting Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid have alleged that there is a scheme by State operatives to frustrate them in order to stop them from supporting the second in command.

Addressing a presser on Thursday, the MPs also claimed that there is a scheme to undermine the independence of the Judiciary, neutralize the office of the DPP, and paralyse the National Assembly.

They said Uhuru is planning to use the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Kenya Revenue Authority and police to harass and intimidate leaders loyal to the Deputy President.

The MPs said that this scheme will be executed through threats of recall and removal, threats to life, withdrawal of personal security and targeted harassment of the respective leaders’ spouses and children.

“This is to wear out such leaders by shuttling them between courts and police stations in the name of trumped-up charges,” the MPs said.

“The nefarious scheme will be undertaken using the now-familiar tactics of intimidation, blackmail, and extortion of judicial officers and MPs,” they added.

The presser was attended by MPs Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango), Nelson Koech (Belgut), Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Jayne Kihara (Naivasha), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Moses Mabonga (Bumula), Muchiri Nyaga (Manyatta), and Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town).


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