Deputy President William Ruto and his allies on Monday claimed that a hit squad had been formed to allegedly eliminate political leaders perceived to be opposed to the state under President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The MPs allied to UDA party within the ruling Jubilee claimed their security had also been withdrawn and that Ruto's public rallies were not being secured by police without providing any evidence, saying they have reported the matters to the police.   

Speaking after a meeting chaired by Ruto at his official residence in Karen, Nairobi the MPs called on the US, UK, AU, UN and European Union to change their focus to Kenya ahead of the 2022 General Election.

Here is the full statement as read by the Ruto-allied MPs led by Susan Kihika, Moses Kuria and Aden Duale, who also opposed the Building Bridges Initiative Bill being fronted by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga ahead of a referendum:

Ruto has been openly campaigning against his boss, President Kenyatta, using 'wheelbarrow' economics ever since they fell out in his second term and the DP has on several occasions blasted the administration he still serves in for failing to deliver to Kenyans.