Police from Nyamira County have refuted claims doing round on social media that they had given DP William Ruto’s meetings a clean bill of health.
Early in the day, reports were out indicating that the DP was now free to hold his botched Nyamira fundraisers as he had now been cleared by authorities.
Kitutu Masaba and West Mugirango Police commanders, however, have come out to clarify that they were yet to issue anyone with clearance certificate to do politics in the area.
The letters dated October 13 which claimed how the meetings had been allowed to take place in the area were addressed to both MPs Shadrack Mose of Kitutu Masaba and Vincent Kemosi of West Mugirango.
Through Standard media, Masaba North Ward Police Commander Ekam Esendi said that the process was too long to call it over.
He said the chain of command was very long and which must be exhausted in full for Ruto to claim that he could hold any public meeting.
“The letter on social media is from an unknown source and it should be known that we follow a chain of command and we cannot pre-empt the process. The events are for the office of the Presidency and it has to be approved through the chains of command. Communication will be issued once it is passed through the procedures,” Esendi was quoted.
County Commissioner Amos Mariba, on his part, said they had started investigations to know who the origin of the fake letter was. “Such are criminal elements who are breaching the law of public order,” he said.
Homenews.co.ke managed to have a look at the fake letters which had indicated that Ruto’s meeting was cleared by authorities and its contents were positive to the second in command..
“Take NOTE that you will be in compliance with the advisory directives by National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) and in obeyance of the Public Order Act Chapter 56, and adherence to health protocols in regard to Covid-I9.” As the convener, you will work with the police officers to ensure that law and order is maintained. You will be held responsible for any acts of lawlessness and disorder that may arise.” Partly read the letter.
DP’s supporters had a difficult time gathering in Nyamira last weekend when armed GSU officers engaged and managed to disperse them.
Ruto would later postpone the meeting to this week.