DCI Summon Senator Over Threats to Ruto's Enemies

  • Image showing the entrance area of the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road File
  • The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), on Monday, summoned the Nandi County Senator, Samson Cherargei to present himself for questioning.

    This was after a controversial video emerged, which showed the senator declaring that any threats to Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential bid would be dealt with accordingly.

    Cherargei did not mince his words, as he put in black and white that people allied to the DP Ruto were currently profiling those opposed to his presidential bid, adding that such individuals would face their wrath when the appropriate time presented itself.

    Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei (r) enjoying a hearty moment with Deputy President William Ruto at a past event
    Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei (r) enjoying a hearty moment with Deputy President William Ruto at a past event

    "Muendelee kutusi DP lakini mjue we are marking you and we are profiling you, ikifika wakati, tutawashughulikia, loosely translating to, Keep on insulting the deputy president but just know that as part of his loyal supporters, we are marking and profiling all his detractors and at the opportune time, we will deal with all of you.

    This was viewed as highly inflammatory, thereby explaining DCI's move to bring the senator in for questioning.

    "Wale watu wanaendelea kupiga vita naibu wa rais, we are profiling you. If you fight the DP you are fighting us, usifikiri deputy hana watu wake, sisi watu wake tuko hapa, loosely translating to, those of you who keep slating DP Ruto just know that we are putting down each of your profiles. Don't be fooled into thinking that the DP doesn't have his own footsoldiers, we are right here," he added.

    The video went viral, with the majority of Kenyans calling for the immediate arrest of the senator, over what they termed to be incitement.

    Nandi residents loyal to DP Ruto, have moved to distance themselves from the controversial remarks, making it clear that they did not agree with Cherargei's remarks.

    "It should be noted that the sentiments and remarks made by the Senator are reckless, irresponsible, misguided and neither does not represent the position of the people of Nandi nor those of the supporters of the Deputy President," one resident divulged to Radio Citizen.