Following the decision by authorities to replace some guards attached to Deputy President William Ruto’s security team, there has been debate on whether he is safe or not.
The Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai says the security of the DP is stable and that he has faith in it despite protests from Ruto and his allies.
The President enjoys some of the best police officers’ services as they are drawn from various units and trained on a common agenda. Other than police officers, officials from National Intelligence Service also provide crucial services to the President. The total number of officers is 2687
As the second in command, Ruto has more than 257 armed security officers, who also guard his family. The officers also guard his property, personal assistants and some relatives as well
Former prime minister Raila Odinga is guarded by 64 officers.
Other VIPs being guarded by officers are speaker of the national assembly Justin Muturi with 11 officers,speaker of the Senate with 8,chief justice Martha Koome has 9 security officers,retired president Mwai Kinaki has 48 while Uhuru’s mother mama Ngina Kenyatta has 71 security officers.