The National Police Service is responsible for providing security to important people across the country, and this includes politicians who have been lawfully elected by the people of Kenya. Among the important people who are protected by the National Police Service are elected officials.
It is the responsibility of the politicians who are guarded by the police to treat the policemen with respect, and one Senator from Kakamega County has just found himself in trouble for failing to do so.
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala found himself on the receiving end of the police a few days ago while he was addressing a rally in the area. This happened after he had abused the police on national television earlier in the week.
The outspoken Senator who is linked with the United Democratic Alliance party criticized the Police for the way in which they were treating adolescents in the region, while at the same time stating that education is not required to become a police officer.
This did not bode well with the National Police Service, and this afternoon, the National Police Service confirmed that the security detail of the Popular United Democratic Alliance party Gubernatorial Hopeful has been withdrawn. This information was obtained from reliable sources by the National Police Service.
Eliud Kinuthia, chairman of the National Police Service Commission, has corroborated the report while also stating that the Senator has not yet apologized to the police officers, whom he insulted and who are responsible for his protection because they are the ones who are protecting him.
The Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai and the Chairperson of the National Peace and Security Council have both come to the conclusion that the Senator will continue to move around without his security detail until such time as he issues an apology to the police through the appropriate channels for what he said about them during the rally.
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