Kibaki warns criminals involved in clashes
27 August 2012, 11:50
Speaking a day after over 50 Kenyans were killed in Tana Delta , he therefore called upon the security organs to take firm action and stem further loses of lives and property.
At the same time, the Government is determined to ensure that the General election is free, fair and peaceful.
“I put on notice those taking the law into their hands that they will be dwelt with firmly in accordance with the law. I call upon the security organs to take firm action and stem further loses of lives and property,” he said.
Speaking while presiding over the passing out parade at Kenya Police College in Kiganjo of Nyeri County, the Head of State also cautioned the youth of Kenya to avoid associating with any criminal gangs, be it ideological or religious conviction.
“No ideology or faith can stand the test of time if it does not respect the sanctity of human life. The youth of Kenya should understand that the destruction of life and property can never bring progress,” he added.
Kibaki noted that for every life lost meaninglessly or structure needlessly brought down, Kenya is left poor.
On general elections, he said, “The Government is determined to ensure that the election is free, fair and peaceful. I wish to Kenyans that our security agencies are working hard to curtail and prevent any acts of insecurity and terrorism.”
Kibaki said the security of all Kenyans and the visitors is an important priority for the Government.
Others present during the function were minister of State for Defence Yusuf Haji, Commissioner of Police Mathew Iteere, Special Programmes Minister Esther Murugi and PS Mutea Iringo among others.
Over 1,580 police recruits graduated including 994 males and 587 females.
The recruits underwent the strenuous and rigorous 15 month training.
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