By KBC Reporters
The government has refuted claims that police officers have been engaging in extra judicial killings.
Reacting to a report that appeared in one of the local dailies, Nkaissery accused media houses of claiming that police are behind extra judicial killings saying that the report lacks objectivity and appears to glorify dangerous criminal behaviors.
The report indicated that 121 people were killed by police in unclear circumstances between January and August this year.
Addressing the press Tuesday at Harambee house, Nairobi Nkaissery said it is unfortunate that media houses have persistently tainted the image of the National police service despite conceding that the persons alleged to have been killed by the police have criminal records.
He noted that the report was unsubstantiated and aimed at tarnishing the reputation of the police service.
Nkaissery has however admitted that the Police Service has a few rascals who have been involved in criminal activities and the illegal use of firearms whom the relevant authorities are dealing with.
He maintains that the situation was not as bad as it was being represented. The government says 98% of complaints filed are also unsubstantiated.
The report published in the local dailies claim young men and boys form the majority of those felled by the gun.
The Interior CS says the government is aware of a conspiracy by some elements to undermine the work of the National Police Service, warning Kenyans against such blanket condemnation of the service.
He urged all peace loving Kenyans to continue supporting the National Police service as the government strives to secure our country.
The statement comes a day after police officers gunned down four robbery suspects and seized a firearm and a motorcycle that is believed to have been used in criminal activities in Nairobi’s Industrial Area.