The National Police Service (NPS) has today announced that state offices involved in the crime will not be provided with a security guide unless cleared by the courts. Provision of security to State officers is part of the mandate of the National Police Service.
In a statement signed by the Police Spokesperson Charles Owino, those VIPs who have failed to abide by the rules have forced the government to result in withdrawing their security details.
“It is the expectation of the service that the VIPs who are accorded this privilege shall reciprocate by being law-abiding citizens at all times. To avoid compromising and demeaning the very essence of which the police are mandated, the NPS shall not provide security detail to VIPs who are involved or suspected to be involved in crime until they are cleared by the court,” read the NPS statement in part.
The statement also added that those VIPs who are civilian firearm holders shall have their certificates canceled and weapons are withdrawn. This announcement comes hours after Embakasi East MP Babu Owino who was charged with attempted murder on the life of a DJ in Nairobi’s High-end club in Kilimani. He, however, pleaded not guilty and was remanded at Industrial Area Prison for seven days awaiting the determination of his bail application on January 27.
Among other VIPs caught in the limbo include, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa over the murder of an ODM supporter during a by-election in her constituency last year and outspoken Gatundu South legislator Moses Kuria, who was last week charged with assault.