Waititu makes new demand to IG Boinnet

The demand has sparked controversy with elections only 38 days away.

Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu.

According to The Star, Waititu said that will be the only way that the police will be able to work well with locals.

Waititu pointed out that all the top cops currently in the county all come from other communities.

The Kabete MP cited Kikuyu constituency where the DCIO, OCPD, OCS are all from other communities.

Waititu said that the police bosses could not be able to work well with the locals as a a result of the language difficulties.

"The deployment is the only way our people will effectively communicate to the police and therefore boost security," Waititu said.

The Kabete MP will renew his battle and rivalry with incumbent William Kabogo whom he trounced during the Jubilee primaries in April.

In May, IG Boinnet announced the number of police officers who will man the August 2017 elections has been doubled to 180,000 compared to 95,000 in 2013.

“We will be apolitical, impartial and we will apply the law as it is. We will take no nonsense from anybody irrespective of the political affiliation,” Boinnet said.

In addition to the police officers, The Kenya Prisons Service, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service and National Youth Service will be enlisted to boost security.

The personnel will be gazetted as special police officers to achieve the required numbers.

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