‘The police are executing their constitutional mandate to ensure order,’ Kisii county commander warns Tanga tanga .
Kisii county commander Kibwere Macharia has issued a stern warning to members of parliament allied to Tanga Tanga political formation over their allegations of police harassment.
Speaking on Wednesday from his office, the county commander said that, ‘The police are executing their constitutional mandate to ensure order; they will also ensure that those who will conduct the elections conduct them within the jurisdictions of the law.”
This comes hours after Tanga Tanga MPs led by south Mugirango Member of Parliament Slyvanus Osoro leveled allegations of police harassment against campaign teams of the Bonchari by-election U.D.A candidate mama Teresa Oroo Oyioka.
According to Osoro, for a period of three months the police under the watch of Gesonso OCPD being fueled by interior Cs Dr. fred matiang’i have been harassing them constantly until yesterday on Tuesday when the police roughed up with them, an incidence that caused injuries to their aspirant.
“We have been doing campaigns in Bonchari for three months with great pain but today we choose to speak out, the police have been harassing us now and then. The Cabinet secretary for interior and coordination of government Dr. Matiang’i is fully aware of this.” Said Osoro on Wednesday from Bonchari.
According to the county commander, those allegations are fake and baseless and that if anybody was wronged and harassed, the matter should be processed and taken to court since all cases reported from Bonchari were handled, processed and went to court.
“If you want to check if the police did the right thing, then it is a matter of if it was processed and went to court. All cases handled in Bonchari were processed and others are before the court.”
The county commander finally urged matatu operators within Kisii to be keen on MOH guidelines in this period when schools are being re-opened citing that the biting effects of covid-19 should not disrupt anybody when schools are finally being reopened again after a brief break.