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The visit was supposed to be a much-vaunted test of amity and the ability of politicians to campaign peacefully on their rivals’ turf.
“This intelligence was promptly shared by the police with the Deputy President’s team with recommendations to skip the affected area during the tour,” police spokesman Bruno Shioso said in a statement.
But Ruto’s office dismissed the police narrative as ukora tupu [dishonest].
In a communiqué, the DP’s office accused the police of engaging in political mischief. They denied the dishing out of handouts.