Deputy President William Ruto is a man under Goverment's watch. Despite being Kenya's second in command , He's currently required to seek permission from security officials whenever he's holding a public gathering, as part of the recent requirement by interior CS Fred Matiang'i.
Less than a week after the directive, the police on friday disallowed a planned fundraiser event in Kakamega’s Mumias East which the DP was expected to preside over as chief guest citing a threat to public order.
Shianda Police Boss Christopher Wesonga said a joint Sunday mass organized by the Catholic sub-parish of Burini which covers about ten churches in Mumias East constituency will not hold.
Despite the challenges facing the DP, he managed to attended Sunday service at AIC Bomani in Machakos on 11th October.
The Deputy President was accompanied by Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, MPs Victor Munyaka (Machakos), Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East), Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), George Theuri (Embakasi West) and Nixon Korir (Lang’ata).
DP Ruto sought for forgiveness on behalf of the government from the church over the spots of interruptions of their services witnessed in Murang’a, Kakamega and Nyamira counties.
“We should never witness such in a country that professes to be God-fearing. Teargas should never be near a church or worshippers,” he said.
After the service, area residents demanded that he addresses them, provoking a scene contrast to government's stand on public gathering.