According to Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, at least eight people have been detained in connection with the leaflets that circulated in Uasin Gishu that conveyed threats.
None of the eight individuals, as alleged by Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto, are employees of the president’s office, according to Matiang’i.
The CS noted that Kenya is a mature democracy and people can tell baseless claims being peddled by leaders.
“Our people have come of age, our democracy is mature and people can tell nonsense from all those kinds of things and claims that are being made around,” he said in Molo on Tuesday.
“Even the claims you heard yesterday that the leaflets were authored by people from the office of the president, now we have eight suspects in police custody and none of them is an employee of the office of the president,” Matiang’i added
This information was made public a day after deputy president William Ruto accused “some” people in the president’s administration of dispersing the leaflets to sow discord in the country.
The leaflets contained threats pressuring readers to back a specific candidate in the general election on August 9.