Ruto asks police officers to shun being abused by politicians

Deputy President William Ruto has said the Monday arrests of three Senators were not sanctioned by the Government.

He said police officers should not plunge themselves into political battles but should instead focus on serving the country.

He said the Jubilee administration had invested resources in transforming the country’s police with an aim of turning it into a professional outfit.

“Every Kenyan is entitled to the services of a professional, well-trained police that is focused on protecting and serving the interest of every citizen. That is why we changed it from a force to a service,” he explained.

He spoke on Thursday at his Karen residence during a Nairobi County youth and women groups empowerment programme.

Present were MPs Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), James Gakuya (Embakasi North), George Theuri (Embakasi West) and Nixon Korir (Lang’ata).

He said the Jubilee administration would not condone the use of the might of the police against citizens and their leaders.

The Deputy President asked police officers to shun being abused by politicians to run their personal errands.

“I want to tell public officers including police officers, you must serve professionally in accordance with the law and the constitution.”

He also urged politicians to run their own political agendas without involving public servants who have nothing to do with politics.

Dr Ruto said Kenyans elected the Jubilee administration to serve their interests and not those of politicians.

Mr Gakuya asked those who orchestrated the arrest of the Senators not to take the country back to the dark days.

“We are past the dark days of threats and intimidation; the country is now under a new constitution which must be respected.”

Mr Ichungwa reminded those in power disguised as the deep state that the ultimate power belonged to the people.

Dr Ruto urged the 30 youth and women groups from the County to continue working and turn around their fortunes.

“It is not the size of your business that determines whether you succeed or fail, it is your commitment that will make the difference.”

His sentiments were echoed by Mr Theuri who urged youth not to be choosy at picking income generating projects.

He said: “In life everyone starts from somewhere, I encourage you to work hard in whatever you are doing now and work towards a better future.”


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