This, Matiang’i uttered during an appearance in parliament, on Wednesday September 1. He was meant to elaborate the reasoning behind the withdrawal of General Service Unit (GSU) officers from the Deputy’s security detail.
It was during the session with the Administration and National Committee, that Matiang’i made the incriminating statement. The cabinet secretary bashed Ruto for ‘crying’ over the adjustments done on his security detail, explaining that the changes were done to improve efficacy.
He further added that security chiefs make meticulous decisions, following they are answerable and accountable for all their actions.
The problem with our country is that some people suffer from sympathy addiction. They’re looking for opportunities to lament about this and that to attract sympathies.
The police Inspector-General, Hillary Mutyambai had earlier consulted the security sector persons before implementing the DP’s home security detail changes. Said Matiang’i, adding this was not a win-score case.
Further, he revealed that DP Ruto’s security detail is the strongest, making him the most well-guarded vice president, since independence.
By Matiang’i, the DP has the luxury of 74 presidential escort security, and 183 other officers taken out of various disciplines to protect his residence. He even gave out a list of the security officers assigned to former vice presidents since 1963.
Apart from 74 presidential escort security officers assigned to DP, he has many other security personnel provided to him in total numbering to 257. We have provided sufficient security to the holder of the office of the deputy president.
On Thursday 26 August, Ruto’s elite presidential escort guards were ordered to leave his Karen and Sugoi residences, only to come in their place, administrative police officers.
David Mugonyi, the DP’s spokesman, said the changes were without explanation from the responsible security chiefs, who have up to now given no comment on the same.
This saw Ruto and his allies call out the state for the changes.