Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has responded to Deputy President William Ruto’s rigging claims.
While addressing the media on Friday, Matiang’i said he agrees with Ruto that Kenya has a shortage of fools.
He went on to say the statement applies more to the false claims the DP has been making in public.
“I agree with his excellency that Kenya has a shortage of fools and I think that applies more to some of those petty claims he makes than anything else,” the CS said.
Matiang’i said that he was not aware of any plot to rig elections as has been alleged by leaders allied to the Kenya Kwanza coalition, led by Ruto.
He said it was petty for people to imagine that an institution that enjoys autonomy and protection by the law like Communication Authority can be used for primitive things like interfering with the internet.
“Sometimes in a civilised world these claims I find them too cheap and ridiculous to even think about and when they come from the mouths of senior leaders you don’t know whether to laugh or cry,” Matiang’i said.
“We are not going to shut down the internet we are not going to interfere with social media. Why would we do that, Kenya has come of age.”
He called on Kenyans to ignore the anger directed at security officials.