The public exchanges between IG of police and NPS leadership are needless- CS Kindiki.
Speaking to the media, Interior cabinet secretary, Kithure Kindiki highlighted that there was no need of hurling of bitter words between two important aspects of security in Kenya.
He outlined that through this bitter exchanges, the two entities will end up violating chapter six of the constitution.
The he stated after he appeared before the National Assembly Departmental Committee on Administration and Internal Security chaired by Hon. Gabriel Tongoyo.
He stated,”The intermittent institutional confrontation between the Inspector General of Police and the National Police Service Commission has its genesis in conflicting interpretations of the Constitution, the National Police Service Act, and the National Police Commission Act. The public exchanges between the Inspector General of Police and Leadership of the National Police Service Commission are needless and a violation of Chapter Six(6) of the Constitution, notwithstanding the merit of the grievances.”
He further directed the two, to find an amicable way to solve their issues because peace and sanity is necessary if the entities are to maintain law and order in the country.
He stated,”As a policy directive, directed the Inspector General and the National Police Service Commission to resolve the outstanding issues, including promotion of police officers and recruitment of other staff members in accordance with the law.”
“Order, sanity, and responsibility in the national security agencies is paramount in ensuring a safe and secure nation. To avert a repeat of the friction between the Inspector General of Police Service and the National Police Service Commission, the Attorney General will render a legal opinion on the roles, functions and responsibilities of the two institutions,” he added.
He further revealed the government’s efforts to protect the law officers. This will be accomplished through providing them with necessary protective tools in their duties.
He stated,”The Government is determined to professionalise and depoliticise the National Police Service, supply police officers with modern equipment, and protective gear to enable them to concentrate on combating national security threats, among them terrorism, banditry, religious and cultural extremism, and the manufacture, trade, use and abuse of illicit alcoholic drinks, narcotic drugs and other psychotropic substances.”