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CS Mucheru Speaks Out, Explains What Ruto is Trying to do Ahead of 2022

Deputy President William Ruto and his camp are only trying to cause panic among Kenyans ahead of 2022 polls, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has said.

This, he says, is why Ruto and his UDA party have launched an attack on Chief Justice Martha Koome for participating in 2022 election preparations.

UDA has questioned Koome over her involvement in 2022 poll readiness, saying that the same will affect the free and fairness of the general elections.

The party has written to her over the same, demanding that she keeps off and let's only those tasked with the job of holding elections to do it.

But Mucheru, who also sits in the election National Multi-Sectoral Consultative Forum on Election Preparedness has defended Koome, terming Ruto's camp's claims baseless.

"These are the same people who were saying that even if you make Oburu (Oginga) the Chairman of IEBC they will still win because it's the voter that decides. So what has changed now, why are they panicking?" he said on Friday.

This came after Koome too defended herself, saying that she will not leave the committee as is being pushed for by Ruto's team.

She said that the attacks border on attempting to interfere with the judiciary's operations, further adding that she has every right to work with the other agencies and should not be criticized for the same.

"Independence of the judiciary is deep, fundamental and cannot be taken away simply because I have served with other agencies of government and politicians. We are required by constitution to collaborate and coordinate our affairs," she said.

Apart from her, Ruto's troops have also been uncomfortable with Mucheru and his Interior counterpart Fred Matiang'i over their political stand, given that they are public critics of Ruto.

Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa and Mutahi Kagwe (Health) have also found themselves in a similar situation for endorsing ODM boss Raila Odinga for the presidency.

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