IG JAPHETH KOOME says rogue police officers who disrupted RAILA ODINGA’s birthday celebrations will face disciplinary action

Monday, January 8, 2024 - 
Inspector General of Police, Japheth Koome, has said that the anti-riot police who disrupted former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s birthday celebrations on Sunday in Nairobi.

In a statement to newsrooms on Sunday evening, Koome said administrative actions will be taken against officers who tear-gassed Raila's supporters, who had gathered at the National Archives to celebrate the ODM leader's 79th birthday.

Koome said the action by the police was unwarranted because Raila's supporters were only staging peaceful celebrations.

“The National Police Service takes cognisance of the unwarranted violent dispersion of members of the public who were holding a peaceful celebration in Nairobi today 7/7/2024.”

“The Inspector General, IG Japhet Koome, has directed for stern administrative action to be taken against the Officers who engaged in the unlawful action,” the statement read.

According to the IG, the National Police Service is committed to remaining politically neutral while discharging its mandate.

“The National Police Service reiterates its commitment to remain politically neutral in execution of its mandate of protecting life and property," the statement added.


Post a Comment