The Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has now requested that Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i arrest Deputy President William Ruto for his continued attacks on the government and State officers.
This comes after a group of Kenya Kwanza leaders recently condemned the alleged heavy deployment of police officers in some parts of the Rift Valley region, claiming the move would only disrupt the region's peace.
At a campaign rally for Azimio la Umoja One Kenya in Kisii on Tuesday, Atwoli said such remarks by DP Ruto and his team were getting out of hand and that the government would soon be forced to take action against him.
He chastised the DP, claiming that his comments were intimidating police officers and that his complaints about the deployment of servicemen and women to Rift Valley were inappropriate.
Simultaneously, Atwoli promised that if Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga wins the August elections, police welfare would be improved.
"Asilete mambo ya kuingilia polisi hapa, Ruto alisimama na kusema police watolewe (Rift Valley).....Polisi ni wafanyikazi wa serikali, asicheze na polisi," said Atwoli.
“I am asking CS Fred Matiang’i…ni kijana mdogo sana na anaweza kuwa a very good boxer na huwezi kumpiga…toa ilani kama William Ruto anaendelea hivyo sisi tutaweka yeye ndani.
“Eldoret North Constituency ya zamani ajue ni ya kila Mkenya. Iko na Waluhya, Wakikuyu, Wakisii, na Wakalenjin ni ndugu zetu wote. William Ruto hana nchi yake hapa, hii nchi ni yetu sisi wote. Let him respect the police officers, and the police cannot issue leaflets to say other tribes to vacate a certain area.” he added.
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