The Kenya Police has finally responded to claims that Deputy President Wiliam Ruto's security was under threat.
This is after a section of lawmakers allied to the DP claimed that during his events, security officers are withdrawn, posing a danger to the DP.
The MPs had written a letter to Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai on Monday highlighting their concerns over security pullout in Ruto's events.
The legislators claimed that there was a directive to reduce security officers from rallies Ruto takes part in, adding that this will endanger the life of the Deputy President.
However, police spokesperson Charles Owino has dismissed the claims and explained how the DP is guarded.
According to Owino, Ruto enjoys three levels of security at all times. He revealed that the DP has three levels of security assigned to him; that is the G-company, the Presidential Escort Service, and the elite Recce company.
"The G- company man all his residences around the country, the Presidential Escort Service, mostly in civilian (attire), takes care of his travel alongside the special Recce Company attached to the Deputy President," clarified Owino.
The MPs also alleged that there was a gang commissioned to stir political chaos during Ruto's rallies, referring to incidents at Kenol, Murang'a county, Msambweni in Kwale, and the absence of security at Ruto's rally at the coast.
Kilifi North MP Owen Baya noted that they were not assigned police officers during the tour at the Coast.
Nyali MP, Mohamed Ali, stated that the MPs had to acquire the services of private security at Frere Town.