Stephen Tarus Rubbishes Reports Ruto Torched His House For Supporting Raila, Reveals The Real Culprits

Former Kenyan ambassador to Australia and Assistant Minister of Internal Security Stephen Tarus is a guy under political attack.

This comes after a gang of adolescents allegedly set fire to his home because of his political allegiance to ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Tarus said unknown persons have been targeting him since he backed the former prime minister, while speaking to journalists in Nandi district on Monday.

Oscar Sudi threatened to deal with all the people in Rift valley staging an opposition against William Ruto.

According to Sudi, everybody from Rift Valley ought to support the deputy president in his quest to succeed president Uhuru.

Sudi was speaking in Uasin Gishu county during the burial of Agnes Tirop the athlete that was murdered by her husband.

His remarks might have played into the minds of the Uasin Gishu youths who allegedly went ahead and burnt down Stephen Tarus house.

Tarus has however come fore to speak to journalists about the inferno. According to him, his support to Raila Odinga has nothing to do with the fire.

He clarified that the information circulating online is propaganda and criminals and not Ruto supporters torched his house.

He has called on Kenyans to exercise political tolerance and compete on ideas because Kenya is a democracy.

“The current Constitution is a democracy,” says Tarus.

Human rights, as enshrined in the Constitution, protect everyone, and no one has the authority to use them against others.


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Every Presidential candidate seeking votes wherever in Kenya should pitch their policies freely without fear.

“I want Raila Odinga to go around the country looking for support from Kenyans.

“I don’t want people to be prevent anyone from supporting whoever’s policies they believe they agree with,” he remarked.

The former Emgwen politician clashed with Kapseret MP Oscar Kipchumba Sudi on Friday during Tirop burial.

They assigned him to represent Raila Odinga in the burial ceremony of dead Olympic champion Agnes Tirop.

Tarus has since reported the matter to the police.

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