Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s security has been scaled down, Kenya’s Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome has confirmed.
This is coming following strained relations with his successor William Ruto sour over calls for tax scrutiny on the Kenyatta family’s vast wealth.
Koome confirmed that the alterations were guided by police regulations on the security of a retired president.
“He is very safe and secure… Whatever has been done is in good faith,” the IG added on Friday.
Kenyatta’s security of 96 elite officers have been pruned to 25 while the former First Lady now has five.
Other influential ministers during President Kenyatta’s tenure have also had their security whittled down.
President Ruto’s supporters are demanding investigations into tax exemptions granted to the Kenyatta family during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tenure.
This week, President Ruto accused those evading taxes of financing recent opposition rallies.
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