Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate, Rigathi Gachagua, now claims that President Uhuru Kenyatta took away funds allocated to the National Police Service (NPS) and allocated them to the Azimio La Umoja presidential campaigns.
He made this claim on Thursday, June 30, during the Kenya Kwanza manifesto launch. Gachagua alleged that the Office of the President altered the police budget to fund the Constitution (Amendment) Bill famously known as the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and Raila Odinga’s campaigns.
He blamed an accounting officer at the Office of the President for taking directives from his boss to divert police funds.
"The fund at the Office of the President is controlled by the accounting officer, that fund for the last 5 years is what has been diverted to fund the BBI and the Azimio campaign," alleged Gachagua.
The Mathira Member of Parliament went further to say that the Office of the President took away money allocated to criminal intelligence and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and used it to fund political activities aimed at ensuring Deputy President William Ruto does not ascend to the presidency in August.
"Money meant for criminal intelligence by the DCI has been held at the Office of the President and is being used to fund political activities."
He added that the Kenya Kwanza administration will ensure such funds are reverted to the rightful departments.
“This money will be returned to the police once we win the election,” stated Gachagua, while adding that this is in line with the police reforms to be instituted by the Kenya Kwanza regime under Ruto.