Deputy President William Ruto’s security details on Friday, October 30 roughed up a man after he attempted to attack the DP during his Muranga visit.
The unidentified man tried to attack DP Ruto as he was leaving youth and women empowerment event at Rurii Stadium, in Mathioya.
In the photos posted by the Standard, the man walked towards the deputy president and confronted him as he was heading to his vehicle.
He then lifted his hand in what can be seen as an attempt to attack Ruto but the DP’s security swiftly responded and pinned the man on the ground.
The DP, who took a step backward as the man approached him angrily, just smiled with a gesture after his security neutralized the man.
Ruto was then escorted to his car and proceeded Othaya Town where he held a similar meeting.
However, DP’s Communications Secretary David Mugonyi denied such reports saying tha there was no attempted to attack on Ruto in Muranga.
“Deputy President had earlier on been presented with chicken by an elderly woman and the man was following suit with a gift of tea leaves but was stopped by the bodyguards who did not know what he was up to and was later released.” Mugonyi told the Standard.
While addressing residents at General Kago stadium in Kangema, Ruto hit out at Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila over claims that the upcoming referendum will cost taxpayers not more than Ksh2 billion asking him to leave independent institutions out of his debates.
He termed Raila’s statement as disrespect to IEBC adding that he has never been an expert in election matters.
“Leave IEBC alone because even the previous referendum cost us about Sh10 billion with 12 million voters. How do you then expect to spend Sh2 billion on a referendum with 19 million voters?”
“This cannot happen! Kwa hivyo mtu wa kitendawili awache kutuhadaa. He(Raila) is not a professional in election matters and with his brigade they should not bring disrespect to the constitution.”
The DP insisted on the need for all leaders to reach consensus on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) instead of dividing Kenyans further through a referendum.
“All the issues raised in the BBI can be passed if we settle and discuss together and walk together, not dividing Kenyans through a referendum,” DP Ruto added.