Storm over letter on ‘starving’ William Ruto guards

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AP officers from Security of Government Buildings Unit are shown around Deputy President William Ruto’s official residence in Karen on August 25, 2021 after taking over from the GSU.


Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • In August, the state withdrew GSU officers who had been guarding the DP’s residences since he took office.
  • The GSU officers from the G-Company were replaced by officers drawn from the Security of Government Buildings (SGB) unit.

The controversy surrounding Deputy President William Ruto’s security has resurfaced following a letter raising concerns about the welfare of Administration Police officers deployed to guard his official residence in Karen, Nairobi.


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