Editor's Review

Matiang'i said the ministry is well prepared to ensure the coming elections are peaceful.

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has hit out at Deputy President William Ruto for linking him, and other state officials to the planning of chaos during the voting day.

Addressing a press conference on Friday, the Interior CS called out the DP for being disrespectful to state officers.

He said the DP's attack on the officers is one way of getting rid of his anger and frustrations.

He said the public attack by the DP on State officials risks causing a rift between them and members of the public.

CS Fred Matiang'i flanked by senior security officials. PHOTO | COURTESY

The interior CS said they are concerned with the DP's remarks since the allegations he made are not factual.

CS Matiang'i further said the DP is being petty to say that Kenya Power is planning to switch off the power and shut down the internet using the Communication Authority of Kenya.

"I’m not aware of any scheme to influence the Communication Authority of Kenya to shut down the internet or any effort to influence KPLC to switch off power; I find this claim cheap, petty and ridiculous," he said.

"Kenya has come of age and Kenyans are mature people. I agree with DP Ruto that Kenya has a shortage of fools and this applies to the petty claims he is making."

Matiang'i aid the ministry is well prepared to ensure the coming elections are peaceful.

"Our responsibility is defined by the law. We are working with fellow Kenyans to ensure we support IEBC to conduct a free and fair election," he said.