Deputy President William Ruto has challenged Interior Ministry Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to share out the 15,000 acres of land that he told a Parliamentary committee belonged to the him.
Speaking on Thursday, September 9, Ruto stated that since the dossier read before the National Security and Administration Committee indicated that he owned 15,000 acres of land in Laikipia he was willing to give it up.
The DP stated that he wanted the government to distribute the 15,000 acres of land at the Laikipia Mutara Ranch.
Further, the DP said he had issued express authority to have the ranch that Matiang’i claimed is protected by six police officers to be given to Laikipia residents for grazing.
“They said I own land in Laikipia. Since they said I own the land, I have given them authority to distribute it to members of the public,” DP Ruto stated.
The DP challenged the Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to keep off politics and focus on the security of the country as cases of insecurity increase, especially in Laikipia County.
“IG of police should keep off politics because his job is independent in the Constitution. He has been given the mandate to oversee security matters and he is putting the country at risk as he engages in politics instead of his designated duties,” the DP added.
Ruto was speaking during a meeting with grassroots leaders from Narok South in his Karen residence.