The Deputy President’s Karen residence has been holding a series of political activities by hosting delegations from different parts of the country to discuss and plan for William Ruto’s 2022 bid. However, the meetings have been forced to come to an abrupt stop, following the scaling down of security personnel.
Reports indicate a decision to withdraw the elite G-Camp of the GSU from the DP’s residence was reached last Saturday, and command was issued to senior officers to arrest anybody found contravening Covid-19 mitigation measures, including top politicians or government officials.
A security brief from Vigilante House had already pointed that the DP’s residence in Karen was active with delegations from across the country contrary to protocols put in place by the Ministry of Health.
On Tuesday, a call from GSU headquarters in Ruaraka, to the security boss in Karen sealed the fate of elite officers attached to the Deputy President. There was pressure on the security chief to ensure the Karen meetings were brought to a grinding halt in line with the state’s directives.
”You have attempted to mislead the public by incorrectly stating that the AP have been deployed to the DP’s residence to provide the security of the buildings. The law is expressly clear that the GSU is mandated to guard the DP residence. Chapter 8, Section 5 of the Police Service Standing Orders 2017 sets out the responsibilities of the commandant of the GSU to include security of the president, DP, state house and lodges,” a letter from DP Ruto’s Chief of Staff to Polie IG reads in part.