NEW DETAILS ON WILLIAM RUTO ASSASSINATION PLOT
Immediate former Water Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has come out to address the infamous 2018 incident linking her to an alleged assasinsaion of Deputy President William Ruto.
The ‘Lamada’ incident, named after La Mada Hotel in Nairobi where the planning reportedly took place, was, according to the CS, very annoying and damaging to not only her but also her family members.
“I was said to be part of the group that was plotting to kill the Deputy President. Now that’s annoying. You know, the way you want to remove your hair,” Kariuki told Sunday Nation.
The former CS who is eyeing the Nyandarua gubernatorial post in August narrated how she was summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to record statements during her private family time with her mother.
“I’m wondering, this assassination being planned by women is also very interesting. We sat with the officers and argued back and forth for three hours. We were not recording anything. We wanted to see the entry,” she said.
While terming the incident as “ugly”, Kariuki added that it left her uncle hospitalized.
“My mother’s elder brother almost got a stroke while watching the news on TV. He had to be taken to hospital,” she said.
“”You mean we took her to school and performed very well only to be a thug? How can it ever happen in our family?” Kariuki quoted him as saying.
The legislator added: “You cannot even sit to plan or plot anything like this even if you’re not okay. Now we are focusing more on the development. Murder in Lamada, that’s what the media called it.”
Her daughter, too, was also reportedly affected by the allegations while living in the United Arab Emirates.
“You can imagine at that point, my daughter was in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. A student. She was picking these on 411. So you quickly start calling everyone and telling them: “I’ve not become a murderer. I’m not even a thief”,” she said.
“We make very careless moves that affect families. You think it’s about me or you think you are attacking me, but you’re hurting many other people.”
According to Kariuki, the allegations were as a result of political malice: “It is politics. Ugly politics. When they say politics is dirty, it can be as dirty as it gets.”
At the time, DP Ruto’s team said it even had video evidence of the alleged plot but the court denied them from playing it.
Kariuki was summoned by the DCI alongside fellow CSs Peter Munya (Trade), Sicily Kariuki (Health) and Joe Mucheru (ICT) as well as 20 other government officials.