Uhuru’s security reduced as tiff with Ruto escalates

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The government has reduced the number of armed officers guarding retired President Uhuru Kenyatta, sauce.co.ke can confirm as the war between him and the Kenya Kwanza administration continues getting nasty by the day.

Sources aware of what is going on have said that the former President was entitled to have six armed security officers but he allocated himself several time over this ration making it necessary to reduce them.

While the Interior Ministry is yet to comment on the matter, the timing of the reduction of security officers assigned to a former head of state is not only unprecedented but is at the same time creating all sorts of rumours.

Uhuru and current president William Ruto have of late been having a war of words after the head of state accused his predecessor of sponsoring Azimio La Umoja rallies in order to avoid paying tax.

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“Even if they sponsor demonstrations, there will be no escape; everyone must pay tax. I want to tell them they must pay tax, we are going to have a fair share of the burden of payment of taxes and raising revenue,” Ruto told MPs attending the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference in Mombasa on Monday.

The President claimed that tax cheats have been financing the opposition to slow him down on his efforts to get big defaulters to pay what they owe the government.

But in a rejoinder on Tuesday, Uhuru hit back at his critics terming them variously as noisemakers and idlers.

“ People who have nothing else to do will always make noise. And that’s life. We will just mind our business,” Uhuru stated in reference to earlier remarks by Wiper Party Leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, who accompanied him during the visit.

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