Boinett puts thugs, hate speech mongers put on notice in 2016
01 January 2016, 15:56
Nairobi - Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett has warned thugs and hate speech mongers of a tough time come 2016.
Boinett said in his new year's speech that police officers countrywide are under firm instructions to act accordingly on anyone found in possession of firearms.
“We are going to strictly enforce the amended Firearms Act which
provides for harsher penalties to those found holding illegal firearms,”
he said in a statement on the Eve of the New Year, “This will
particularly help in the management of cases related to the
proliferation of small arms in the country.”
He also warned politicians found spreading hate will not be spared as the country approaches the election year in 2017.
“Those who may be planning to incite people into violence with the
objective of evicting others for political reasons are hereby warned
that police will not permit it,” the police chief said.
He urged Kenyans to continue working closely with the police in ensuring peace in the country.
“We urge members of the public to make use of our Command and Control
Centres by calling 999, 911 and 112 which are operational 24 hours in
case of need,” he said.
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