Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has termed as normal realignment within the National Police Service after the withdrawal of bodyguards assigned to a section of Jubilee politicians.
Matiang'i explains why Jubilee MPs had their bodyguards withdrawn
Matiang'i speaks on withdrawal of bodyguards
According to the Interior CS, police commanders are doing their job as is supposed to be done.
He dismissed claims by a section of elected leaders who have alleged that certain politicians were being targeted after the withdrawal of bodyguards.
“There is no Minister or Ps who allocated police constables duties. This realignment of police started a while ago,” CS Matiang'i stated.
CS Matiang'i was speaking during an interview on NTV, where he also revealed that the changes had affected even Cabinet Secretaries and other senior government officials.
The ongoing police reforms will see some Administration Police officers adopted to offer bodyguard services, according to CS Matiang'i.
Cost of supporting of DP Ruto
The police service is said to have 100,000 members and it is believed that about 10,000 are deployed to offer VIP protection.
According to the CS, the plan is to have more police officers serving the public amid emerging crimes and prevailing ones like kidnapping, cattle rustling, and terrorism.
A section of MPs went into panic mode after their State security was withdrawn with some claiming the move was motivated by their support of DP William Ruto.
However, the Director of Communications at the National Police Service, Charles Owino, said all bodyguards that were drawn will be replaced with those from the Administration Police Service.
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