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Peter Kenneth slams DP Ruto intimidation remarks on leaders, insists criminal politicians must be arrested

Former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth on Sunday 21 February 2021 poured cold water on Deputy President William Ruto’s claims that the government is using the criminal justice system to wage wars on politicians deemed anti-establishment.

Speaking during a church service at the Kirwara Catholic Church Kenneth said the law must be followed and everyone should obey it to avoid getting into any trouble.

He went on to say those involved in criminal activities should answer for their crimes as there is no time set aside for arrest.

“The law is the law, we cannot say that people who have been involved in crimes will not be arrested because there is politics, is there a time set aside for arrests?” he posed.

Peter Kenneth was accompanied by legislators Nduati Ngugi (Gatanga) and Peter Kimari (Mathioya).

The former MP’s statement comes barely a day after DP William Ruto expressed his concerns on how legislatures were being treated unfairly because they are in one way or another associated with him.

Speaking in Kabarnet on Saturday 20 during the opening of Municipal Market, the second in command said State machinery should not be used to intimidate a section of leaders.

He went on to wonder when it became a crime for leaders to be friends with him as he has been friends with President Uhuru Kenyatta and has supported him in four general elections.

William Ruto said that the state should stop using the police to influence politics and allow politicians to politick.

He pointed out that the country is beyond the politics of threats and intimidation.

During the rally, DP Ruto also took time to urge politicians to stop using tribal politics as it will divide Kenyans.

The DP had been accompanied by Labour and Social Services CS Simon Chelugui, Governors Stanley Kiptis (Baringo), and Josphat Nanok (Turkana County).

MPs Rigathi Gachagua (Maritha), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet County), Caleb Kositany (Soy) Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho County, Nixon Korir (Langata), Joshua Kandie (Baringo Central), and William Cheptumo (Baringo North).

Charles Kamuren (Baringo South), Daniel Tuitoek (Mogotio) Chematia, Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Christopher Langat Bomet County), Moses Lesonet (Eldama Ravine), Cornelius Serem (Aldai), Vincent Tuwei (Mosop).

Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Gideon Koske (Chepalungu), Julius Meli (Tinderet), William Kogo (Chesumei), Johana Ng’eno (Emurua Dikirr), Mithika Linturi (Meru Senator) and Florence Jematia (EALA MP).

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