IG Japhet Koome commends Ruto for not interfering with National Police Service
The Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome has lauded President William Ruto over what he has termed as keeping his words of not interfering with independent institutions.
Speaking on Tuesday during the passing out parade of police officers at the National Police College, main campus Kiganjo, Nyeri, Mr Koome said the president has shown respect to the constitutional structured agencies.
The IG also praised the president for not ordering the National Police Service to institute arrests on persons who oppose his leadership, ideologies or opinion.
“Tomorrow (Wednesday January 10) marks two months since I assumed office as the IG. I am glad since you were sworn in as the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces and the President of the Republic of Kenya, you have never ordered police officers to arrest ‘so and so’. You have let the Inspector General of Police and his officers do their duties independently,” Koome said.
Mr Koome was sworn in on November 11, 2022 following the resignation of his predecessor Hillary Mutyambai. Mr Mutyambai left the service in September 2022 on the ground of health reasons.
A total of 2,881 police constables graduated after successfully completing a nine months course of rigorous training exercise, including drilling.
President Ruto led and graced the ceremony, with the graduands expected to be deployed in various police stations and posts across the country.
Also in attendance was Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof Kithure Kindiki, Deputy Inspector General of the National Police Service, Mr Edward Mbugua, Nyeri Governor Mr Mutahi Kahiga and Nyeri Catholic Diocese Archbishop Anthony Muheria.