Interior CS Kithure Kindiki directs police to protect security offices from unauthorized access


Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has issued a directive to the police to treat security offices as protected areas.

This directive comes after Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga attempted to gain access to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on March 7.

Kindiki stated that some politicians and youth had attempted to access the headquarters, which would have affected the work of the officers.

He emphasized that security facilities should not be used as a platform for politics or rowdy and unlawful behavior.

Kindiki also announced that the government would review the process of recording statements to ensure that suspects are treated humanely and in a shorter time.

These standards will apply to all persons under investigation, regardless of their rank and standing in society.

The directive comes days after Raila was turned away from the DCI after attempting to show solidarity for his predecessor, Fred Matiang’i, who was recording a statement for an alleged raid on his Karen home.

Raila questioned why he was being blocked from accessing a public office and threatened to order his supporters to force their way in.

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