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8 People Arrested In Connection To Attack On Dp Ruto, Fred Matiang’i

At least eight people have been arrested so far, and police are still looking for more suspects tied to the violent chaos that marred deputy president William Ruto’s Busia visit on Saturday, the Ministry of Interior has said.

According to a statement released on Sunday, Those who will be found culpable of having caused or instigated the chaos that marred Deputy President William Ruto’s Busia rally will be punished.

More arrests are expected for the masterminds and perpetrators of the incident,

according to CS Matiang’i, who encouraged police to act quickly in apprehending and prosecuting the offenders.

Speaking during the launch of Trinity TV and Radio stations in Ol-Kalou, CS Matiang’i

chastised the organizers and perpetrators of the chaos that saw rowdy youth light bonfires and block the road at Korinda junction.

He called the incident an insult to Kenyan society, which values liberal democracy.

The CS stated that the government will retaliate harshly against any instigators of political

violence, and that the Busia incident will serve as a warning to others contemplating similar acts.

“We, the people of Kenya, made a choice to be democratic. What that means is that we listen to each other and work together. Disagreements or differences of opinion are not a good enough reason to bring about violence, intolerance, and restlessness,” he said.

In the run-up to next year’s General Elections, the CS said the government has announced zero tolerance for violence and encouraged security officers to apply the policy “objectively but firmly” across the country.

“Everyone has a right and an opportunity granted by the Constitution to move around and propagate their philosophies. Together with my colleagues in the security sector, we will do everything humanly possible to remain objective, firm, and we will implement the law very strictly.”

CS Matiang’i further asked the police to ensure that Deputy President’s events are accorded adequate security to ensure such disruptions do not occur again.

He added that all aspiring politicians were free to visit any part of the country to popularize themselves and their parties subject to them upholding the law


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