Interior Cabinet Secretary Professor Kithure Kindiki has reassured the country of their safety saying that the police will prioritize the enforcement of public safety in Nairobi and other towns.
This follows an increase in criminal cases, especially in the Central Business District which has left several Kenyans dead and some injured instilling fear among residents.
Speaking at a top police chiefs’ meeting on Tuesday CS Kindiki dismissed claims of a go-slow by the police that is allegedly encouraging a resurgence in violent robberies, and other gang activities in Nairobi and other major towns in the country.
He further assured the officers of an argent comprehensive review of their salaries and other allowances a process which he says will involve stakeholders including the public.
The CS said the whole idea is to adjust it to the cost of living and make it at least at par as possible with the other teams who have equal standing in the public service sector.
According to Prof. Kindiki, the Kenya Kwanza-led government is focused on professionalizing the National Police Service by tightening all loopholes that existed in the past.
He reiterated that the Government was keen to promote a politically free police force saying officers will not be coerced into taking political sides or performing extraneous duties outside their code of conduct.
“Let politicians from whatever formation transact their political business at their level. We will not allow any attempt to try and ask the police to perform political functions including political functions of the governing party,” Kindiki affirmed.
The meeting which was convened by Inspector General Japhet Koome to deliberate on the security situation in Nairobi and other parts of the country was attended by regional and county police commanders and their DCI counterparts at the Administration Police Training College in Embakasi.