Kibicho dismisses Ruto’s claims

By Mercy Imali

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho yesterday came hammer and tong at Deputy President William Ruto over claims of a plot to assassinate him.

Kibicho refuted claims that he was behind the murder plot terming them baseless and useless imaginations.

He said, “It’s unfortunate we are occupied by media talking about a figment of the imagination.”

Though the Deputy President claimed late last month that Kibicho, three cabinet secretaries and MPs from Mt Kenya  were plotting his assassination ahead of 2022, he is yet to record a statement.

The Cabinet secretaries mentioned — Peter Munya, Sicily Kariuki, James Macharia and Joe Mucheru will only record statements when the DP does so.

Kibicho, said he is yet to receive any formal complaint on the assassination claims.

“Who has complained? We should stop creating things that don’t exist. The moment we have a formal complaint we will deal with it in accordance with the law,” he asked.

The PS insisted it is time for Kenya to focus on facts. “We must be a country led by logic and truths. It’s unfortunate that people make conclusions even before investigations. Political interference should not be accepted,” he said.

The PS had is yet to record a statement with DCI. Ruto and Kibicho have had a frosty relationship since Ruto accused Kibicho of working with the ICC to ensure he was jailed.

Blogger Dennis Itumbi, who worked from the DP’s office was arrested in connection to the murder plot.