Cherargei wants Matiang'i, IG Mutyambai summoned over DP's security withdrawal - Latest Updates


Sunday, August 29, 2021

Cherargei wants Matiang'i, IG Mutyambai summoned over DP's security withdrawal

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has said he will write to Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka asking him to convene a Special sitting on the issue of National Security.

This comes days after the Deputy President William Ruto's elite General Service Unit bodyguards guarding his Karen residence and rural Sugoi home were withdrawn and replaced by Administration Police officers attached to guarding government buildings ( AP SGB).

Speaking in Nandi, Cherargei wants Interior CS Fred Matiang'I, Inspector General Of Police Hillary Mutyambai, Head Of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Head of GSU Commandant Douglas Kanji, and Head of Presidential Escort unit summoned to shed light on the recent downgrading of DP Ruto security.

"Article 238P states the national security must be accountable to Parliament and therefore as per the standing orders of the senate and having the necessary quorum, I will be writing to the speaker tomorrow morning (Monday, August 30) to summon relevant heads of agencies,” Cherargei said.

The Elite GSU G company who guarded the DP's official residences both in Karen Nairobi and that at his rural Sugoi home were withdrawn on Thursday in unclear circumstances and replaced by Administration Police.

The National Police Service in a statement however defended its move terming it a normal police procedure in regards to the protection of VIPs.

As a Category 1 VIP, the DP is supposed to be guarded by officers from the same unit as the Head of State.

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