Politician Musalia Mudavadi has accused Deputy President William Ruto of “peddling reckless allegations” of an assassination, that he warned could plunge the country into bloody chaos.
A mystery letter accused several government officials of plotting to assassinate the Deputy President during a series of meetings held at Hotel La Mada.
The DP, however, is yet to file a formal complaint against central Kenya Cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries and parastatal heads adversely mentioned in the claimed scheme.
On Wednesday, Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti denied claims that he had approached Dr Ruto to record a statement and said he had not yet spoken to him.
Mr Mudavadi, leader of Amani National Congress (ANC), on Saturday asked the DCI to thoroughly probe the claim and punish the DP should it be false.
“Such allegations are very dangerous and could divide Kenyans and lead to violence. The government should not take the matter lightly,” he told worshipers at St Thomas Anglican Cathedral in Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County, during the Kenya Anglican Men’s Association enrollment service.