Police Launch Manhunt on DP William Ruto’s Supporter Over Post-Election Violence Threat

  • Police officers have launched a manhunt on a self-proclaimed DP William Ruto's supporter after he threatened a repeat of post-election violence in 2022.

    The post caught the eye of the police after former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo shared it tagging Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP Ruto.

    The tweet, posted by one Dennis Kiptoo Mutai, claimed that the country would suffer worse violence compared to the 2007/08 one if the president does not support Ruto for the top office.

    If Uhuru betrays Ruto, then everyone should be prepared for the repeat of 2007/08. It is going to be worst. Uhuru can’t take us for a ride,” read part of the tweet.

    A screenshot of the controversial tweet

    The tweet caught the attention of the National Police Service who launched a manhunt immediately.

    Our attention has been drawn to some Tweets supposedly issued by a named individual issuing threats to ingnite inter-ethinc clashes akin to what occurred in 2007/8 in parts of the country.

    Let it be known to all that we are taking these threats as a serious matter, and that we are working with the NCIC with a view to dealing with the persons involved in accordance with the law,” read a post by NPS.

    National Cohesion and Integration Commission earlier posted that it had commenced investigations over Mutai’s comment with a view to taking action.

    Kiptoo’s account also claimed that it fears no person on earth other than DP Ruto.

    The only Man I fear and respect on Earth is Hon Dr.William Ruto, I'd rather die before You touch William Ruto,” read a post by Kiptoo.

    In 2007, Kenya suffered a post-election violence that claimed lives of more than 1,100 lives.

    Kenya Police Vehicle