Deputy President William Ruto  attended the burial of sergeant Kipyegon Kenei who was murdered in cold blood at his home in Imara Daima.

Speaking during the burial service at his Chemasis village, Nakuru, Ruto said it was unfortunate instead of DCI looking for the killers, they have shifted the focus to him.

Ruto told mourners, “I know there is a bigger scheme to destroy my office and ensure I do not go anywhere. The schemers are trying to threaten, undermine and demean my office in a bid to stop me, they may have the system but I have God.”

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Kipyegon Kenei

According to Ruto, Kenei was killed for political reasons mainly to spark a conflict between him and his community.

“Wale wanaopanga hii njama eti wanipiganishe mimi na jamii yangu, shauri yao (those who are behind all these are planning to cause conflict between me and my community),” Ruto said.

Ruto sent out a stern warning to the three assassins who killed Kenei.

“If you killed Kenei to threaten me, that plan will fail. I am not mad, I am the deputy president and I know what I am saying. I know what has been planned and I am ready,” he said.

Photos of Kinoti demonstrating how Kenei was killed

He added,

“I want to tell them, maybe you will have to kill me but nothing will stop me, I will not look back or give up,” Ruto said.

The DP said Kenei was an asset to his office and for the whole time he has served there, he displayed commendable character.

Kenei remains

He said after Echesa and his accomplice were arrested, he held a meeting with Kenei and three other officers and they briefed him of what had transpired on that day.

Ruto said Kenei allowed Echesa and his team at the office because he received a call indicating that they had an appointment.

On Thursday, Ruto came to the office and called for another meeting to be briefed on the progress of the case only for them to realise Kenei had not been seen.

“I reached out to people who knew him and asked them to find his family,” he said.

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