DP Ruto Warns the Police & Judiciary against Taking Political Sides
Deputy President William Ruto has warned the National Police Service and the judiciary againist taking political sides while discharging their duties.
Ruto was speaking in Bahati, Nakuru County, on Thursday during the burial ceremony of MP Kimani Ngunjiri’s son Arthur Kimani.
He said the biggest threat to the nation’s peace is a partisan Police Service.
“The biggest threat to our country is a partisan police service or a police service that listens to political interests,” Ruto Said.
According to Ruto, the state has provided the necessary equipment and personnel to the Police Service so that they can be able to discharge their duties independently.
“As per the Constitution, the police service is an independent agency and should not take instructions from any quarter,” he said.
The Deputy President therefore direct the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to ensure the police officers discharge their duties without having any political interest.
“We expect the IG to provide leadership and command that will ensure we have a professional and independent service that does not bend to political interests or partisan considerations,” Said Ruto.
Leaders allied to Deputy President have accused the police service of being politically driven following the numerous arrests being made to Tanga Tanga leaders.