In the wake of the recent police raid at Jomo Kenyatta’s residence, the son of former President Uhuru Kenyatta, the ex-Head of State has voiced his concerns about the incident. During a meeting with news editors, Uhuru Kenyatta made a strong assertion that there seemed to be a malevolent plan to frame his son by planting guns and drugs during the operation that took place on Friday night.
With evident frustration, Kenyatta addressed the allegations of a cache of guns supposedly held by his two sons, Jomo and Muhoho. He firmly stated that the issue of guns had been surrounded by propaganda in an attempt to divert attention from the actual matters at hand.
“I firmly believe they intended to plant drugs and guns in my son’s compound,” he revealed to the senior journalists. The former president further expressed how deeply hurt he was by the incident and how he immediately responded to a distress call from his son.
Kenyatta went on to clarify that his two sons legally owned a total of six guns, three each, and emphasized that all firearms were properly registered. Additionally, he pointed out that his daughter, Ngina, did not possess any firearm.
Regarding media claims that the boys were ordered to surrender their firearms, the former president refuted these allegations, stating that no such orders were given to his sons.
Following the raid at his son’s home, the government confirmed conducting searches at three residences in Nairobi’s Karen area in an effort to locate 23 firearms allegedly linked to illegal activities during ongoing anti-government protests. Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki stated that the operation aimed to identify civilian firearm holders and leaders of criminal gangs.
In addition, Kenyatta disclosed that he had to share his security detail with his mother, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, after her security was withdrawn the previous week. He clarified that the benefits she receives are not due to his position, but rather because she is a former First Lady.