He said Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto and the director of Political Affairs in the Office of the President Joshua Kutuny had formed a clique to frustrate his bid for the Presidency.
The deputy president, who spoke in Kalenjin, accused his political detractors of seeking to cash in on his current crimes against humanity charges at the International Criminal Court to orchestrate his political downfall.
He spoke at Kabobo village in Uasin Gishu County during the burial of Mama Priscillah Jemeli Kositany, the mother of Jubilee Alliance Party deputy secretary Mr Caleb Kositany.
“Those who hoped to use the ICC cases against President Kenyatta and myself in the last election lost… let these three be warned that they will equally fail,” the DP said.
“Isaac, Gideon and Kutuny are praying that the case against me at the ICC goes against me. Let them be warned that as they dig the grave, they should worry that they may end up in it themselves.”
He added: “In the Kalenjin culture, you do not wish your brother ill or death in the hope of taking that which he has.”
Contacted, Mr Kutuny, a former Cherangany MP, sought not to comment on the deputy president’s remarks.
“I wish not to comment about it because he (Deputy President) is my boss,” Mr Kutuny said.
Senator Moi had earlier on Saturday morning flown in a helicopter to the funeral to console the bereaved and left in a hurry, shortly before the deputy president’s arrival.
Mr Moi steered clear of politics during his brief appearance.