Thursday September 12, 2019 - A vocal aide of Deputy President William Ruto has revealed that National Intelligence Service (NIS) warned President Uhuru Kenyatta over Kiharu MP, Ndindi Nyoro's arrest.
Nyoro was briefly arrested on Monday before being released without being charged by the State.
Nyoro had been involved in a scuffle with Kieleweke Team led by Maina Kamanda in Gitui Catholic Church in Kiharu.
When he was arrested on Monday, NIS asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to personally intervene and have the first term MP released.
According to NIS, Nyoro’s arrest painted Uhuru in bad light, with information from the ground showing that Uhuru was significantly losing his grip on Mt Keny due to the Kieleweke Team.
"NIS warned the President against the arrest of Nyoro.”
“The MP has considerable followers on the ground.”
“Kieleweke team is perceived to be leaning towards the President.”
"The intelligence team advised for his release.”
“It also warned that the current strategy by Kieleweke is affecting the popularity of the President in Mt Kenya.”
“That's why Nyoro was released,” said the aide who is also a former NIS officer.
The Kenyan DAILY POST