Police have no excuse when addressing insecurity - Ruto

He said they have instructions and the support they need to fight insecurity

In Summary
  • He had earlier said that together with the interior ministry, he will ensure that Kenya is set free from criminals, bandits, cattle rustlers and terrorists.
  • Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki put on notice criminal gangs terrorising Nairobi residents saying the government will crash them.
President William Ruto delivers his remarks at the 27th United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Egypt on Monday, November 7, 2022.
President William Ruto delivers his remarks at the 27th United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Egypt on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Image: WILLIAM RUTO/TWITTER

President William Ruto has said police have the necessary support and equipment to address insecurity.

Ruto said the police should have no excuses when dealing with the current crime wave in the country.

“Police are on it. They have instructions and the support they need to fight insecurity around the country. They have no excuses,” he said on Wednesday.

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Ruto was speaking at State House during the Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary group meeting.

He had earlier said that together with the interior ministry, he will ensure that Kenya is set free from criminals, bandits, cattle rustlers and terrorists.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki put on notice criminal gangs terrorising Nairobi residents saying the government will crash them.

In a message to the small armed groups that have been mugging city dwellers, the CS left no doubt of the government's power.

Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome also warned criminals that their days are numbered as he began work as the highest-ranking officer of the Kenya Police Service.

Bandits have recently dared the President on the war against insecurity.

Last month, over 4,000 displaced Turkana bandits attack victims pleaded for help after the gruesome killing of Turkana-born peace crusader Mary Kanyaman.

She was among 11 people including some eight GSU officers ambushed and shot dead by armed bandits at Namariat village, Napeitom ward near Kapedo in Turkana East on September 4.

As a result, Ruto issued a stern warning after the attack and said that his administration will not condone cattle rustling.

“Cattle rustling will stop na sio tafadhali,” he said.

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