Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has warned Administrative Police officers to refrain from political engagements in respect of the oath they took.
Gachagua was speaking during the pass-out parade of Administrative police officers in Embakasi presided over by President William Ruto.
“The political space is difficult, just stay where you are, you have a good job. Ours is to support you so that you live up to your oath and serve Kenyans with dedication.” Said DP Gachagua.
The DP noted that police training has changed over the years enabling officers to combat all forms of crime and with nostalgia remembered his days at the Embakasi training college over 30 years ago.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki also appealed to the police to stick to the straight and narrow of policing ensuring adherence to the observance of human rights.
“We commit ourselves to ensure our security sector is free from engagement in political activities, to protect lives and property, honor the constitution and laws of our country and refrain from taking unlawful instructions.” Said Interior CS.
More than 5,000 police graduates have been released to service after nine months of training at various National Police Service training colleges.
The recruits will be required to remain in the service for at least 10 years before leaving.