• The DP said the government was going to issue an order barring junior officers from interrogating elected officers.
• He said this is in a bid to restore the dignity of elected, nominated and appointed leaders.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has told DCI officers to keep off government offices while pursuing crime suspects.
Addressing a governor's induction in Mombasa, Gachagua asked DCI officers to wait for crimes to be reported at the Directorate Headquarters along Kiambu road instead of pursuing suspects at state offices.
Gachagua said having detectives in national and county offices is a "poison" to the officers' working atmosphere.
"They have no business in government offices, hovering all over has created a toxic environment for service delivery," he said.
The DP further said the government was going to issue an order barring junior officers from interrogating elected officers.
"If there is an issue that needs to be addressed, as it should be, we're not saying we don't fight graft, let us have respect for elected leaders," he said.
"Let the head of that particular organisation write a letter to the governor himself and not delegate to some junior officers to address a sitting governor. That is not right."
He said this is in a bid to restore the dignity of elected, nominated and appointed leaders.
He added that restoring their dignity will enable them to deliver their Constitutional mandate to the letter.
"...when you embarrass an elected leader in front of his juniors, and you go away, how do you expect him to perform the following day?" he asked.
He said during his time as a civil servant, when the enforcement agencies were "working properly", only gazetted law enforcement officers could interrogate sitting leaders.