While drumming up support for the Kenya Kwanza Alliance and its presidential candidate William Ruto, Malala said the work of a police officer is only to hold a gun and therefore does not need any education.
He said that those who have passed exams should be allowed to pursue education at universities and colleges adding those who dropped out of school should be recruited to the police service.
The National Police Service has issued a statement on the unfortunate remarks attributed to Senator Malala.
Part of the statement read "Attention of the National Police Service has been drawn to remarks made in a public gathering by Hon. Cleophas Malala, Senator for Kakamega County whose net upshot is that police officers need not to be educated since entry into the Service only requires a candidate with "two hands and legs," which according to him, is the only requisite qualification to handle firearms,"
It added "We as NPS fraternity, including our dear families and friends, are utterly disappointed with such unwarranted and outrageous remarks, which we find too demeaning and only aimed at scandalizing a noble profession deployed in the service and good of the public,"
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