Ruto and Raila condemned Police brutality against Senator Malala, Lang'at and Lelegwe

Deputy President William Ruto speaks on Police Brutality against Senators
Deputy President William Ruto speaks on Police Brutality against Senators. PHOTO | DDPS

 

Deputy President William Ruto and ODM boss Raila Odinga hit out at the police for bullying and frightening senators.


The arrest of three senators on Monday raised political temperatures at the Senate and triggered different thoughts against Police Officers move to intimidate senators.


Government agencies in charge of security raised eyebrows during the debate with senators pointing an accusing finger for unleashing terror on their colleagues holding divergent views.


Contingents of DCI detectives arrested Cleophas Malala (Kakamega), Christopher Lang' at (Bomet) and Steve Lelegwe (Samburu).


"The abuse of police and criminal justice to bully citizens, threaten and intimidate leaders and now blackmail senate is wrong," Deputy President William Ruto posted.


"The bipartisan Senate Committee to build win-win consensus is great wisdom and leadership. The abuse of police is wrong..very wrong. It's not the reason millions woke up early to vote for us," he said.


DP Ruto post came a few minutes after ODM leader Raila Odinga sent a statement to newsrooms on the arrests.


ODM leader tore down the state saying the Government needs to drop actions that take away the gains made on the path to democratization.


"The warlords need to stop beating the drums of war or financing the divisive rhetoric and our legislators involved in this matter need to search their souls in all honesty and put public good above private gain," Raila said.
 

He added that the divisions seen in the Senate over the appropriate formula to share the revenue to counties should not be allowed to tone down the ethnic and regional rhetoric and diffuse the tensions that erupted to the surface over the matter.

"At a time that we need to come together to confront monumental problems including a struggling economy, schools whose gates are shut for children and a chronic health care crisis, we cannot afford to push positions that cause more divisions in the hope that such can boost our chances in competitive politics," he said.

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