Kibicho responds to Gachagua's comments on police uniforms

Gachagua said the police uniforms resembled those worn by Woman's Guild

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho responds to Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua's comments on the new police uniform

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has responded to comments made by Deputy President William Ruto’s running mate Rigathi Gichagua in regards to the recently introduced police uniforms.

Kibicho on Tuesday appeared at popular vernacular radio station Kameme FM where he described comments from the Mathira Member of Parliament (MP) as disrespectful, reiterating that the uniforms had already been approved by the Uniforms Committee.

“Uniforms are not just a matter of colour. They signify certain doctrines that must be appreciated whenever a merger occurs. It is disrespectful for (Mathira MP) Rigathi Gichagua, who as a former government administrator, knows too well the role of the Uniform Committee, to contemptuously dismiss the careful considerations that informed the new uniform,” stated Kibicho.

Gachagua who was addressing the Kenya Kwanza county economic forum in Nyandarua on Saturday, June 11 promised to revoke the new blue police uniform, stating that they resemble uniform for PCEA’s women’s guild.

The Mathira MP made it clear that he will abolish the police uniform and take it back to PCEA church where it belongs according to him.

He also alleged that police officers have suffered in the hands of Interior Cabinet Secretary and his Principal Secretary - Fred Matiang’i - and is keen on bringing it all to an end.

PS Kibicho concluded the interview reiterating the government selected local textile industries to produce the uniforms as part of the Buy Kenya, Build Kenya policy.

"Casting aspersions on the uniform and disparaging the Church in the process for political mileage is therefore an unfortunate ridicule for two of our venerable institutions. The new police uniform is 100% made in Kenya by factories in Eldoret, Nakuru, Thika and Kitui among others under a deliberate Buy Kenya, Build Kenya policy," stated Kibicho.

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