This is a country of the rule of law.
The second in command has urged police officers to follow the constitution while undertaking their duties.
Speaking at Holy Family Minor Basilica during the national joint thanksgiving service for Uniformed Disciplined Services on Sunday, DP Gachagua maintained that extra- judicial killings should stop.
He said,” I urge our officers, please as you undertake your duties, be guided by the constitution. This is a country of the rule of law.”
Deputy president Gachagua was echoing the words of the head of state, indicating that extra- judicial killings should be a thing of the past.
He added,”This is a country that has respect for the constitution. That is why the President has indicated and I reemphasise that this government will not accept under any circumstances extrajudicial killings.”
“Those tools are for protecting life and property and we cannot turn them to harm the very people they are supposed to protect. Let us be professional,” the DP said.
Deputy president Gachagua further emphasized that their a penal code that guides the police officers in their duties.
He urged them to adhere to the as they deliver service to everyone. He also insisted that they should desist from unlawful commands from their seniors.
He stated,”Standing orders are there to guide you in your duties. Please study, internalise and follow the penal code cap 63, criminal procedure code cap 75 and be guided by the evidence act cap 8. If you work around those you are good to go.”
“This new administration discourages, from the word go, any officer to accept to obey unlawful orders that are contrary to the constitution, National Police standing orders and various laws of Kenya that govern your work. If you follow the law, you will be a very good officer,” he added.