Deputy President William Ruto’s elite guards found at MP Oscar Sudi’s house when police raided his home to arrest him have been given show-cuase letters over their role in the lawmaker’s escape.
The elite presidential escort guards, a chief inspector and two constables, were summoned to police headquarters on Thursday where they were grilled and later given a day to respond to the accusations.
The officers were given show-cause letters on Friday after giving their responses.
Two of the officers identified as Simon Siengo and Isaack Dida were arrested at Sudi’s home after the raid on September 11. Police reports indicate that the third officer, chief Inspector Ekiru, fled the compound together with the MP.
Word has it that the officers may be transferred from the DP’s team and sent to other places.
Sources privy to developments say the grilling panel was not pleased with the officers’ responses and would likely recommend that they be reassigned.
“They may be moved anytime. I they are not punished by being taken to court, they will be moved, ” a source told The Standard.
Prelimnary investigations show that on the fateful day, the officers had dropped DP Ruto at his Sugoi home before retreating to the Kapseret MP’s home, kilometres away.
Police reports indicate that the officers had failed to declare who they were even after officers fired shots at the entrance of the MP’s compound when they attempted to arrest him over alleged hate speech and incitement remarks.
The latest come at a time, leaders allied to the Orange Democractic Movement (ODM) party accuse Ruto of misusing elite presidential escort guards.
The ODM leaders accuse the second in command of facilitating the re-assignment of his elite guards to lawmakers allied to his Tanga Tanga camp whose security was withdrawn by the state.
The party’s minority whip in the National Assembly Junet Mohamed has vowed to lead his colleagues in the House to ask Parliament to investigate allegations that the elite guards attached to the DP have been seen with Tanga Tanga lawmakers who are not entitled to that level of security.
“MPs are supposed to be given security through Parliament because they are paid by the House,” Junet told Nation.
“He simply donates his guards to the Tanga Tanga MPs who have problem with security matters.”
The presidential escort officers are charged with the role of providing security and protection to the President, the first family, retired presidents and the deputy president.
The officers also provide security to visiting Heads of State and governments and to any VIPs as may be directed by the Inspector General of Police.