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A total of 257 security officers are deployed to guard Deputy President William Ruto, his residences and business interests across the country, Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’I said on Wednesday.
74 Presidential Escort Commandos,5 GSU, 6 DCI, Layer 2, Security Personnel 121, Auxiliary Security (layer 3) at other various places (secondary players), Kitengela Gas – 6 police, Weston – 6, Transmara Farm – 6 (1000 acres) , Mutara Ranch – 1500 acres – 6 police, Dolphine Mombasa – 6 officers , Kwale farm – 6 officers, Elgon Home – 4 officers, Wilson Airport helicopters- 5 police “Cumulative officers guarding DP is 257”
Matiang’i said DP Ruto has 74 presidential escort team, five GSU drivers and six DCI officers in his inner cycle of the security team.
The CS clarified that another 121 police officers are seconded to the DP in his layer 2 security detail to guard his official premises.
Matiang’i also revealed that a total of 51 police officers are deployed to guard Ruto’s business interests which include Weston Hotel, Kitengela Girls, Murumbi Farm in Narok, poultry farm in Eldoret, 15000-acre farm in Laikipia, Dolphin Hotel in the Coast, private residence in Eldoret Town and his Sugoi home among others.
“I want to make this very clear. It is not true that the DP is not protected. No one withdrew the security of the Deputy President. It was just a rearrangement,” Matiang’i explained.