Guards seconded to the Kenyattas withdrawn

Former president Uhuru Kenyatta  is one of those affected by the removal and reduction of security seconded to the Kenyatta family.

According to officials, the former president’s security reportedly withdrew part of its protection on Wednesday.

He is entitled to security because he served as president.

But some of his close friends claimed that when he learned that some of his security had been summoned back, he was taken aback.

According to reports, some of his family members also suffered.

Uhuru is believed to have been left with only about six guards following the scaling down of his security.

The change was not explained. Japhet Koome, the inspector general of police, declined to comment on the incident, although he is anticipated to address it at a press conference in Mombasa.

According to the Presidential Retirement Benefits Act of 2013, the former president is entitled to at least six bodyguards and, when needed and as assessed by the ministry of interior, security in both urban and rural homes.

However, if Parliament passes a resolution on the matter, the same statute permits the state to deny him the benefits.

This may occur if the former president accepts a pay job with the government, serves more than three years in prison, or engages in active political activity.

The former president was unavailable for comment on the scandal. But without going into further detail, his handlers said that the protection that was assigned to him had been badly impacted and breached.

Since leaving office in September of last year, the former president has kept a quiet profile.

Early in the week, he discussed recent political happenings and said he didn’t have time for people who talked too much.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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