Kericho County Assembly Speaker Patrick Mutai.

Kericho County Assembly Speaker Patrick Mutai has called on the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome to enhance his security claiming his life is in danger.

Mutai said unknown people have been seeking and trailing him and his family at his Nakuru home and in Kericho, without saying who they were or what they wanted from him. 

This comes amid leadership wrangles that got the attention of President William Ruto who in turn directed his deputy Rigathi Gachagua to broker a truce between warring factions at the assembly. 

However, Mutai said on Monday, as he was being driven to his house a suspicious vehicle Toyota Axio was parked at a petrol station near his house which was not operational.

Mutai who spoke at the regional Directorate of Criminal Investigations offices yesterday flanked by several Ward reps from Kericho said he suspects the group wants to harm him.

He said they later reported the matter to the police who in turn arrested one suspect saying he hopes an intensive investigation will be carried out.

Assembly Majority Leader Philip Rono said he suspects the threats may have resulted in the house leadership's latest meeting seeking to allocate members to various committees of the house.

He said the suspect upon interaction gave conflicting statements, one; that he was a member of the National Intelligence Service and the other that he was not trailing anyone.

According to him, the registration of the vehicles as per the National Transport and Safety Authority records belonged to a lorry.

On his part County Assembly Majority Whip Aaron Rotich termed the incident as unfortunate saying the lives of their members are at stake.

However, Nakuru East Sub County Criminal Investigations Officer George Momanyi in a brief confirmed the matter had been reported saying the police have launched investigations.

He said they have one suspect adding that they will be seeking to establish the authenticity of the serious allegations by the leaders.

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