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How President Uhuru Tactically Dismissed DP Ruto and his Allies in His Latest Address (Opinion)

President Uhuru Kenyatta, in his Thursday's address, appeared to dismiss a letter from his deputy, William Ruto, alleging that police were favoring his political opponents.

Speaking at a graduation ceremony at the Police Training Institute in Kiganjo, Nyeri County, President Kenyatta urged police officers to carry out their duties with confidence without any fear or favour.

"This is not just for the graduates but for all the officers serving in the NPS. I want to reiterate that you should not allow political threats to interfere with your work. According to your oath of office, you must perform your duties without fear, favor or intimidation.

Watch the president's address here: https://youtu.be/4QOaf_PtPlw

President Kenyatta appeared to respond to Dr Ruto's claims that the government was helping his opponents to continue the violence by disrupting its rallies.

Through a letter written to President Kenyatta by the UDA party on Monday, the Deputy President complained about police incompetence in dealing with incidents of violence at his rallies. The most recent case is Sunday where young people tried to disrupt his meeting in the Embakasi area of ​​Nairobi.

President Kenyatta made the remarks just hours after Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai denied Dr Ruto's allegations, calling them false and aimed at tarnishing police image.

Through a statement from Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso, Mr Mutyambai emphasized that the UDA had not formally submitted any complaints to the police.

"These allegations are completely baseless. They have no truth and have a bad intention of tarnishing the image of the police, ”the statement said.

Top UDA officials, led by Chairman Johnson Muthama and General Secretary Veronica Maina, blamed the government and the police for allowing their opponents to continue the violence without taking any action.

"We are writing to express our concern about the alarming cases of insecurity. These cases are compounded by the negligence of the Government. Its effects are huge and devastating for the General Elections and for the prosperity of the nation as a whole, ”the UDA letter said.

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