DP William Ruto asks police to rein in violence

Deputy President William Ruto addressing the congregation at ACK Mukui Church in Kabete Constituency on November 19, 2017. PHOTO | CHARLES KIMANI | DPPS

What you need to know:

  • He said the government would not spare anyone, including politicians, who is involved in any violence.
  • The Deputy President asked all Kenyans to reject those spreading hatred.

Deputy President William Ruto has asked police to protect the lives and property of all Kenyans.

The Deputy President told police to move with speed and bring perpetrators of the killings and destruction of property to book.

He said it was unfortunate that innocent Kenyans are losing their lives because of politics.

Speaking at the St Mark’s ACK, Mukui Parish in Kabete Constituency during the church’s 43rd anniversary Sunday, Mr Ruto urged different communities to live together as they have done irrespective of their political affiliations.

He said every community had the right to live in Nairobi and any other place in the country without intimidation.

INTIMIDATION

“We ask police to ensure there is no life lost or property destroyed,” said Mr Ruto. “Every Kenyan has a right to live anywhere in Kenya without intimidation.”

He said the government would not spare anyone, including politicians, who is involved in any violence.

“Nobody is above the law and action will be taken against those inciting Kenyans to violence irrespective of social status, political party or where one comes from,” said Mr Ruto.

“All Kenyans must respect the law and abide by the Constitution. Violence, anarchy or chaos will not earn any leader any position in this country,” added Mr Ruto.

The Deputy President asked all Kenyans to reject those spreading hatred, incitement, ethnicity, confusion and division among them.

He was accompanied by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, MPs Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Jude Jomo (Kiambu Town), Jonah Mburu (Lari), Rehab Mugambi (Women Rep, Nyeri), Githua Macukuru (Kabete), Gathoni Wa Muchomba (Women Rep, Kiambu) and Andrew Kagwa (Githunguri).

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