Deputy President William Ruto has once again claimed that his presidential bid is causing discomfort among some top state officials.
The DP is not new to such and has repeatedly made such claims before, including alleging that President Uhuru Kenyatta is among those fighting him.
On Monday, while speaking in Nyeri County, he claimed that security organs have been roped in to help realize the plan, by among others, scaring people interested in working with him off.
He listed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the National Police Service (NPS) as among those whose help has been sought to stop him.
"I want to tell the people who want to join the Hustler Nation, and we know they are in their thousands, to ignore the threats, blackmail and intimidation being carried using the criminal justice system," he said.
He claimed that those fighting him have resorted to threats upon realizing that they lack the needed policies to face off with him come next year.
Such are not new from his camp, with his allies repeatedly claiming that he is being targeted and everything being done to stop him because the state prefers ODM leader Raila Odinga as next President.
Ruto's complains come weeks after Interior Principal Secretary Fred Matiang'i openly declared his support for Raila, which has resulted in his allies suggesting that this could affect the fairness of the 2022 race.
His allies, especially those from Mt Kenya, have claimed that they are being threatened with the intention of having them abandon him and support Raila instead.
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