Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has now revealed that deputy president Dr. William Ruto owns a cumulative of 22,000 acres of land.
CS Matiangi further disclosed that DP Ruto is the most guarded citizen in Kenya, having a total of 257 security officers. In total, Ruto’s security team has surpassed the combined number of security personnel of vice presidents Kenya has ever had since independence.
While appearing before the National Assembly’s Security Committee on Wednesday morning, CS Matiang’i said the DP Ruto also owns, a 5-helicopter hangar, and a number of private homes which are being manned by 51 police officers.
Some of these properties being guarded are his Kitengela gas in Kajiado county which are manned by 4 officers, 4 officers are attached to his 395-hectares in Murumbi farm in Transmara, in Kilgoris, and 6 others providing security at the DP’s 6073- hectare ADC Laikipia Mutara Ranch.
The other properties guarded by police officers are Dolphine Hotel, Mombasa (LR. No. MN/1/3266)-3 Hectares (6), Mata Farm – Taita Taveta (LR. No.10287/10 & 11) 2537 Hectares (6), Private Residence Elgon View Eldoret (4), Koitalel Poultry Farm Eldoret (4), Private Residence in Kosachei Eldoret (3 Prisons, 1 AP), Kwae Island Development Ltd – Wilson Airport (2 Hangers and 5 Helicopters) (5).
In response to the committee’s question on why reorganized the DP’s security team at this time of high political temperatures, Matiangi termed those trying to politicize the matter as juvenile activists and propagandists.
” The problem with our country is that some people suffer from sympathy addiction. They’re always looking for opportunities to lament about this and that to attract sympathies. We in the security sector make decisions after serious considerations knowing we will be held accountable.” said Matiangi