Aden Duale Speaks on Removing Lawyer Kithi Near DP Ruto: ‘It Was a Security Issue’

Duale says he was not aware who Kithi was and he was just trying to maintain the protocol.

May 11, 2022, 03:18 PM for gotta.news
George Kithi
Screen grabs from a video of George Kithi being barred from standing next to William Ruto /COURTESY

Garissa Township MP Aden Duale has reacted to a video showing him barring Lawyer George Kithi from standing next to Deputy President William Ruto.

As earlier reported, the lawyer had accompanied Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi to the DP’s residence where the governor was formalizing his decision to join Kenya Kwanza. 

According to a the video, as DP Ruto prepared to address the press, Kithi sought to stand next to Kingi who stood behind DP Ruto. 

However, as he tried to make the move, MP Duale stopped him by pulling his hand and directing him to stand away the DP.

Lawyer George Kithi PHOTO/COURTESY

Now, reacting to the video, Duale said he was not aware who Kithi was and he was just trying to maintain the protocol. 

“I did not know who he was and why he was trying to stand between the Deputy President and Musalia Mudavadi, I was following protocol,” the MP was quoted by Citizen Digital. 

He maintained that everyone present at the meeting had been assigned a spot prior to the press conference and Kithi was not there when the same was happening.

“It was a security issue and I tried to intervene before the DP’s security came and removed him

READ ALSO: Duale Captured Removing Lawyer Kithi Near DP Ruto, Netizens React

“Before the press conference, everyone had been introduced in the boardroom and Kithi was not there as he came late and so we did not know who he was,” Duale added.

Do you have a story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through [email protected] or call/SMS +254 731 469269


Related topics