Tuesday June 25, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta reportedly ordered the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), George Kinoti, to investigate claims about a plan to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto.
According to multiple sources in Ruto's office, the DP complained to the President that some Cabinet Secretaries and senior State officials had been conducting meetings to plan how to eliminate him.
"The President then instructed DCI George Kinoti to investigate the matter and arraign those involved, if indeed there was such a plot," a source said.
Kinoti confirmed that Ruto made this claim but said they will commence investigations once he records a statement.
"This is a very serious allegation and we will treat it as such," he said.
There was a flurry of activity over the weekend in State House after Ruto complained.
On Monday, four Cabinet Secretaries led by Trade and Industrialization CS, Peter Munya, were summoned by DCI to shed more light on plans to eliminate the DP.
Others were James Macharia (Transport), Sicily Kariuki (Health) and Joe Mucheru (ICT).
The Kenyan DAILY POST