Trouble as court instructs IG KOOME to allow OMTATAH to incriminate RUTO after he threatened to kill him

Friday January 5, 2024
 - The High Court has ordered the Inspector General Japhet Koome to allow Busia Senator, Okiya Omtatah, to record a statement over alleged death threats issued by President William Ruto.

Justice EC Mwita issued the orders today in a case filed by Omtatah on December 29, 2023.

“It is hereby ordered that the pleading be served,” read part of the court order.

Furthermore, Justice Mwita of the Milimani High Court directed IG Koome to file a response within 14 days of being served with the notice. 

The matter will be mentioned before the court on January 24, 2024, for further directions. 

Omtatah claimed that he was chased away by police officers at Nyanchwa Police Station on December 19th after attempting to accuse Ruto of issuing death threats against opponents of the Housing Levy.

After a failed attempt to convince the officers to allow him to record a statement, he headed to Mosocho Police Station, where he was once again chased away. 

He thus turned to the Judiciary as a last resort in his effort to seek legal redress and pressure the police to grant him his rights. 

In the notice filed in court, Omtatah alleged that Ruto made death threats and harmful remarks against him and other stakeholders during a ceremony in Mosocho, Kisii, on December 16.

Ruto warned that he would not relent in his quest to achieve his legacy because he received a sword from his predecessor that gives him the power ‘to handle’ individuals opposing the housing levy.

"You know I was given a sword. Do you think it's for cutting vegetables? It's for dealing with all these crooks here. I will uproot them completely, and Kenya will move forward," Ruto stated. 


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