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Kimaiyo: I won't resign

23 June 2014, 10:13 John Kioko

Kwale - Inspector General of police, David Kimaiyo will continue serving Kenyans until his term expires.

Kimaiyo said those calling for his resignation after Mpeketoni attacks and the insecurity facing Kenyans have the right to do so according to the constitution.

Addressing journalists on Saturday at Matuga School of Government after meeting with security chiefs in a closed door discussion, Kimaiyo wondered how many Kenyans have been criticising him.

“Some people in this country are purporting to be police by suggesting what is supposed to be done although they never served Kenyans as police officers in this republic since their birth,” he said.

Kimaiyo, who seemed undeterred by critics’ accusations and calls for his resignation, said that police are working tirelessly on the expectation Kenyans as expected.

“Some of us have worked for the last two years without going home to see our families. Police officers are diligently working and ready to serve Kenyans by all means; they are respectful and responding to commands and they love this country,” he asserted.

Kimaiyo however admitted that there are few characters in the police force that do not deliver, but said their acts should not be misinterpreted to mean that all police officers are bad.

“We all know that even in families, not all children are good’ there must be one or two crooks. The same applies to our force but many officers are those who are ready to serve Kenyans. We have policies
and procedures to deal with such characters,” he added.

Kimaiyo said that as much as he respects Kenyans’ views, he is not resigning soon.

Leaders from all political divide in the country have been calling for Kimaiyo and Interior coordination cabinet secretary Joseph Ole Lenku to resign over increased insecurity in the country, especially after the Mpeketoni attack that left over 60 people dead.

Other Kenyans have also called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack them, but Kimaiyo maintained that he is competent and ready to deliver his service to Kenyans while at the same time giving room for criticism.

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