President Uhuru Kenyatta has been forced to intervene after reports emerged that his deputy William Ruto publicly dressed down Interior PS Karanja Kibicho at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Quoting a source from the State House, The Standard Newspaper reported that the president is now demanding an explanation over what really happened during the Wednesday night incident.
Ruto reportedly scolded the PS for instructing county commissioners and police commanders to shun his functions citing a recent trip he made to Turkana.
“The President wants to know what exactly transpired,” stated the source.
It has been established that the two leaders have been at loggerheads for a while now and their JKIA altercation almost culminated into a fist fight.
Kenyans.co.ke earlier reported that during the dress down, Ruto asked the PS to stick to his lane.
He further claimed that Kibicho used his office to control administrators in an effort to frustrate his 2022 presidential bid.
The drama reportedly began immediately the DP arrived at the airport, where he had gone to receive President Uhuru Kenyatta from his Rwanda visit. He went straight to Kibicho after spotting him.
“Everyone present including the service commanders was taken by surprise. Nobody uttered a word as the lecture by the visibly angry Ruto continued,” narrated another source who was at the airport.
Representatives from all the parties involved in the altercation, however, downplayed the intensity of the matter claiming that the confrontation did not happen at all.
“How can I have an exchange with the Deputy President? That is a cheap allegation that does not hold any sense,” posed the PS.
“That JKIA story is fake. It is a creation of rumor-peddlers of fake news keen to sustain a hopeless narrative,” stated Ruto through a statement.
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