The Cabinet Secretary for Trade Peter Munya, has rejected accusations against him and three other CSs that they have been planning to assassinate Deputy President, William Ruto.
Cabinet secretaries James Macharia, Sicily Kariuki, and Joe Mucheru were also accused alongside Munya of plotting to kill the deputy president in a series of meetings at Hotel La Mada .
” Yesterday I received a text message from a DCI officer by the name Michael Sang’ that there were allegations that myself and other senior government officers have been having meetings to plan to harm somebody,” Munya said.
Munya said they were required to appear at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) at 8’o clock to respond to the allegations.
Munya said that until the DP records a statement in writing, they cannot record any statement.
“We have made it clear that at no time have we ever met anywhere not just in La Mada but anywhere else to plan to kill the DP of the Republic of Kenya or any other person for that matter,” Munya said.
However, the Trade and Industrialization CS confirmed that they have been meeting at La Mada to sort out development issues for the people of Mt. Kenya region.
“The people of Mt. Kenya like all other people in this country are entitled to development and government services. Therefore, there is nothing sinister for people in a particular region of this country to have meetings to discuss affairs affecting their regions especially when there are complaints,” the CS added.
Munya has termed the allegations made against him and the other accused government officials as a move intended to taint their image.
The Trade and Industrialization CS said they are now waiting for the DCI to conclude investigations on the source of the letter which implicated them.