Deputy President, William Samoei Ruto, has reported President Uhuru Kenyatta to international election observers over his alleged control of the National Police Service (NPS).
Speaking to the election observers at his office on Thursday, June 30, Ruto alleged that the Head of State was solely running the police service, expressing fears over the use of police during the August 9 polls.
He claimed that Uhuru would definitely make decisions favouring the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party as he serves as its council chairperson.
Ruto explained that Uhuru took control of NPS alleging that the Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai, was incompetent.
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate stated that the Inspector General could not make decisions of his own hence the influence of Uhuru on the police.
“We have the most incompetent IG in the whole world and that is a big problem. His incompetence may not play out when things are working but when things get ahead and decisions need to be made, he cannot. He simply doesn’t have the capacity.
“To be honest the current IG is the President of Kenya, who is the leader of Azimio. If you put yourself in our shoes and the IG is also a competitor, you wonder. Where do you start?” posed the DP.
Ruto stated that the Kenya Kwanza faction was satisfied with the election preparedness except for concerns over the use of police.
“When the chips are down and decisions have to be made on some critical elements of the elections, if it is the President to make the decision and he is already the chairman of our competition, your guess is as good as mine.
“From where I sit, I am running against my boss than his candidate and that is the real competition.”
The election observers delegation was led by former Nigerian President, Jonathan Goodluck, who is on a pre-election tour of the country ahead of the August 9 polls.
The delegation led by Goodluck met with former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, and his runningmate, Martha Karua, on Tuesday, June 28.