Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen has implicated some top unnamed state officials in an alleged ongoing plot to frustrate Deputy President William Ruto.
Speaking on Monday, the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator claimed that the officers, who are close to the presidency, have among others, been sidelining Ruto in his cross-country trips.
He claimed that on several occasions, phone calls have been made to keep county commissioners and their deputies off Ruto's functions, with the sole intention of humiliating him.
"Severally, County Commissioners and their deputies have been receiving calls not to attend functions the Deputy President is attending (Imekuwa mara mingi County Commissioners na Deputies wao wanapigiwa simu wakati Deputy President anakuja eti pale DP anaenda wasikuje)," he claimed on Radio Citizen.
He said that were it not for the intervention of Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, Ruto would be getting complete isolation during such instances.
Murkomen said that Mutyambai remains one of the few top police officers who has chosen to do his job fairly, by embracing everyone, as the unnamed others take sides.
"I thank Inspector General Mutyambai for not participating in these issues and carrying out his job well (Namshukuru Inspector General of Police Mutyambai kwa kunyangia haya mambo na kufanya kazi yake vyema)," he added.
The senator independently took shots at Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, accusing him of disrespecting Deputy President William Ruto during his rant in Kirinyaga county on Friday.
Speaking at a fundraiser organized by his Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, Matiang'i told off those accusing his docket of humiliating Deputy President William Ruto, saying that whoever attacks him is attacking the president.
But Murkomen says that the remarks were aimed at the DP after his allies questioned the protocol arrangement during the launch of the BBI report at the Bomas of Kenya on Wednesday.
"We are scolding Matiang'i because he has disrespected the DP. Let power not get into his head (Namwambia Matiang'i, kiti isimwingie akili na ndio maana tunamzomea na kumwambia amemwonyesha DP madharau)," he added.