Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has said the police officers who lobbed teargas at President William Ruto at a church in Kenol, Murang’a came out to ask for his forgiveness.
Gachagua apologized to the President on behalf of the Mt Kenya region politicians.
“Your Excellency, you were our visitor and because you were shamed on behalf of the leaders and residents of Mt Kenya region, we ask for forgiveness. Please find it in your heart to forgive us,” he said.
“Our churches and clergy will get the respect they deserve from the government,” he said.
“To our church leaders, you know the tear gas would not have been thrown into a church if the President and we had not been here… We would like the church to forgive us for that disgrace of the altar in a holy place,” he said.
The DP further said Ruto had ordered the police force to keep off any actions of violation of the law
He said they contacted him on Saturday night revealing they had been ordered to launch the October 4, 2020 attack at the AIPCA Kenol Church.
“The police and the administrative officers who were instructed to throw teargas at you, at our Bishops, they reached out to me last night and asked for forgiveness because walitumika vibaya and it was not their wish to cause the disgrace,” he said.