(KDRTV)-The Anti-riot police deployed in Kabarnet, Baringo county have lobbed teargas at the supporters of the Deputy President William Ruto who stagged demonstrations in his relief.
KDRTV understands that the pro-Ruto supporters had the intention to take to the streets to condemn the scheme of certain politicians to impeach the Deputy President
The had claimed by over 70 pro-handshake lawmakers who were calling for the impeachment of the DP Ruto
The supporters had requested a consent to be permitted to take to the streets to express their displeasure however the police denied the request
They, however, went on with the demonstrations and thus igniting the wrath of the police officers who dispersed them amid the demonstrations.
Reports also indicate that the leaders in the area were against the protest and suggested that the protest should be done in the DP Ruto`s hometown Turbo, Eldoret
The elders claimed that Baringo is the backyard of Senator Gideon Moi who is a key political enemy of the DP.
“You should ask yourself why is it not happening in Turbo, Ruto’s backyard, yet we who are still suffering from underdevelopment are in the front line defending someone who has done little for us,” Kabarnet ward MCA Ernest Kibet is quoted.
KDRTV had reports that on Wednesday, more than 70 lawmakers allied to the President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Odinga compelled for the resignation of the DP over what they called gross misconduct
During the presser by the section of the politicians faulted the Deputy President for undermining the office of the president and launching a war on state institutions including the office of the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP)
Furthermore, the DP was mentioned to have been engaged in integrity matters including maize scandals, land grabbing, Errors, and Kimwarer Dam Projects, operations of Amaco Insurance, fake military deal and launching ghost projects
“With this state of affairs, William Ruto must shape up or ship out. He needs time and undivided attention to pursue the only thing and ambition that makes sense and has meaning in his life – Dream and Campaign for the 2022 presidential elections,” read part of the statement.
Few hours after the launch of the missiles by the pro-handshake politicians, the pro-Ruto politicians refuted the claims and said that Ruto was elected by Kenyans and not appointed
The Deputy President also condemn the claims to have impeached by calling them sterile and advised Kenyans to just ignore them
99% of MPs pretending to give me lectures on supporting UKenyatta have NEVER voted for him.I have CAMPAIGNED, VOTED & SUPPORTED him in the 4 elections he ran for president.The NOT new nonsensical insults/ sterile accusations spewed were against UHURUTO/Jubilee in the past.IGNORE.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) March 11, 2020