A Kenyan cabinet minister has denied plotting to kill Deputy President William Ruto, local media report.
Trade Minister Peter Munya was speaking outside the headquarters of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations where he had been summoned, along with two other cabinet ministers, to talk about allegations that they were threatening Mr Ruto, the Standard newspaper reports.
They had been accused of holding secret meetings, the Standard adds, but Mr Munya told journalists that they did not make statements to the police as Mr Ruto had not made a complaint.
The minister admitted that there had been meetings but “they were never meetings planned to assassinate the deputy president,” Mr Munya said.
The Daily Nation quotes the minister as saying that Mr Ruto had alleged that they had been holding the secret meetings with other officials.
Deputy President Ruto is planning to run for president in 2022.