[SIZE=7]Ruto’s Bodyguard Samuel Ngatia Found Dead[/SIZE]
[li]By BRIAN KIMANI on 12 April 2022 - 10:39 am[/li]
VIP guest being escorted by security officers.
A police officer attached to the elite Presidential Escort Unit was found dead at his house inside a General Service Unit (GSU) camp located in Juja, Kiambu County.
Media reports indicated that constable Samuel Ngatia died by suicide on Monday, April 11, after shooting himself in the head.
Deputy President William Ruto’s Security detail pictured in Kibra,
Ngatia is said to have been alone in his house located in Kiambu County.
Preliminary reports reveal that he used his firearm, a Jericho pistol loaded with 13 bullets. Among the items recovered include spent cartridges and bullets.
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Efforts by [I]Kenyans.co.ke[/I] to reach Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso for more details were futile as calls went unanswered.
Police officers based in Kiambu county continue to carry out investigations in order to establish the motive behind the officer taking his own life.
The incident comes against the backdrop of the government’s efforts to curb cases of suicide and police officers targeting colleagues.
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i recently stated that the government had organised counseling and mental health sessions in order to help officers cope with stress along with other challenges.
He added that mental health issues are not limited to police officers but Kenyans should support each other and come to the aid of those in need of assistance.
Deputy President William Ruto addressed reports claiming that there is a plot being orchestrated to kick him out of his Karen residence.
While speaking, at Ngong Racecourse on Tuesday, April 12, the DP stated that he was not worried by the reports alleging his residence was earmarked for renovations.
He also castigated the government, lamenting that it was focusing on an unimportant issue rather than crises like the rampant hunger ravaging the country.
Deputy President William Ruto and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru at his Karen residence
“I understand we will have a new Deputy President in a few months, but I also understand that he/she will be a Kenya Kwanza politician.
Therefore, I want to tell the good people planning the renovations that for Kenya Kwanza, refurbishment of the DP’s residence is not a priority,
The priority is to sort out the hunger affecting 3 million Kenyans who are sleeping hungry,” he added.
Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Waiguru, further cautioned that they will not allow state agencies to be used to intimidate the DP.
Waiguru claimed that she had seen the reports, arguing that it was illogic to order the DP and his family out of the Karen residence which is their official home.
She pointed out that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies were playing a dangerous game and come August 9, they will be shamed by the outcome of the election.
Kiharu Member of Parliament, Ndindi Nyoro, added that the DP’s residence should not be touched until after the elections and warned against any move to force him out of the home.
Reports had indicated that allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the Senate want to push a motion to evict Ruto and deny him the perks and benefits that come with his position.
The DP’s residence has been a bone of contention with allies of President Uhuru opining that he should give up his perks for opposing his boss.