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Ruto Security Drama Takes Funny Turn as 'G4S Takeover' is Now Foreseen

Deputy President William Ruto now says that the government can also withdraw the Administration Police protection now attached to his residential premises.

The DP on Thursday suffered a blow, after the National Police Service (NPS) withdrew his General Service Unit (GSU) protection and replaced it with fewer officers from AP.

While this has angered his allies, who are concrened about his safety, he has dismissed the debate, saying that he is okay with what's going on and is ready for the worse.

Speaking in Bahati, Nakuru County on Sunday, he said that he is even okay with the AP officers being withdrawn and replaced with ordinary private security guards.

"If there is another job for the GSU officers which touches on safety of Kenyans, let them be taken there, meanwhile I will be okay with the AP. But if things again change and there is something better for them to do out there I will be okay with even the G4S," he said.

Ruto once again made it clear that he will not be resigning, barely a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta asked him to do so after falling out with him and his government.

The DP maintained that he was elected like Uhuru, and will not betray Kebyans by retreating, reminding those pushing for his exit that he was not elected to sell ice cream.

"I will not run away from my responsibilities, won't that be the worst form of betrayal to those who voted for me alongside the President? I was not elected to sell ice cream but to serve the people," he added.

Ruto spoke during a fundraiser at the St Augustine Church.

The constituency is home to his diehard ally Kimani Ngunjiri, who, speaking on Thursday, said that himself and other Ruto supporters will camp at his homes to protect him.

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