Shock in Nakuru after police station is defaced hours after being launched by DP Ruto

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 19 Dec, 2021 20:02 | 2 mins read
Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/Courtesy
Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/Courtesy

There was shock in Bahati, Nakuru County after the new Lanet Police Station was defaced hours being launched by Deputy President William Ruto.

During the launch, DP Ruto erected a plaque bearing his name at the entrance of the station.

Hours after the plaque was erected, blue paint was haphazardly placed on it before it was removed.

Also removed was signage at the gate which was branded in National Police Service colours.

At the time of the launch and erection of the plaque, Nakuru County police bosses were missing leaving behind the station's OCS and the chief inspector to welcome DP Ruto at the event.

Asked if they are responsible for the removal of the plaques, the police bosses distanced themselves from the incident.

Their denial came after most people including Ruto's allies accused them of removing the plaques.

Bahati MP Kimani Ngujiri who claimed that the move to remove the plague and the fencing was politically motivated, said that he will take the matter to court.

"This is the worst mistake government officers can do. I will take the county commissioner who was present as the plaque was being erected to court," Ngujiri said.

He also said that he will take the matter before the National Assembly noting that it is a legal requirement that NG-CDF projects be branded as 'Project of the National Government'.

“It is saddening and dangerous that selfish political interests can impede service delivery to the electorate.

I was building the new station for the people of Bahati and not those giving such instructions. This was too petty of them,” Ngunjiri said as reported by a local publication.

Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui together with Nakuru County Police Commander Beatrice Kirangui have denied any involvement of the police in the defacing.

“Whatever Ngunjiri is alleging is not true. I didn’t even attend their meeting. I am not aware of such actions,” Mbui said while Kiragui noted that: “I have no information in regards to that event. I'm not aware of any defacing."

Ruto allies led by Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and his Kikuyu have however maintained that Interior CS Fred Matiang'i is behind the defacing.