The Deputy President has received a sudden and unexpected fallout from one his strong base supporters.
Deputy President William Ruto’s attack on DCI boss George Kinoti was in bad faith, the Kalenjin Council of Elders in Nakuru County has said, and warned him against criticising President Uhuru Kenyatta’s appointees.
Dr Ruto has accused the Director of Criminal Investigations of being used to undermine mega Jubilee Party projects in the guise of fighting corruption.
In Kericho on Sunday, Mr Ruto claimed Mr Kinoti had been sucked into a political scheme aimed at derailing the projects.
The elders, led by county Peace Coordinator Andrew Yatich, told the DP that attacks on Mr Kenyatta’s appointees were tantamount to attacking the presidency he serves.
“The country is searching for a cure for three key things – corruption, the Building Bridges Initiative aimed at uniting the country as it will bring everybody on board and constitutional changes to make sure there is equitable sharing of resources. It is therefore bad for the DP to launch attacks on the DCI at this time,” Mr Yatich said.
“The DCI is a government agency which is helping the State to investigate and prosecute corruption cases. The DP’s assertion that the DCI is undermining mega Jubilee projects is unfair to the person heading the critical institution.”