Ruto and First lady Margaret Kenyatta attend prayers for disciplined officers

Ruto and Margaret KenyattaNo one will be allowed to hold the country at ransom – Ruto :The Government has launched a major crackdown on criminals who killed police officers and civilians in Kapedo along the Baringo and Turkana border, Deputy President William Ruto has said.

Speaking during a joint prayer for disciplined officers and their families held at the Holy Family Basilica, Nairobi, attended by among others First lady Margaret Kenyatta, Ruto said no person or any group of persons will be allowed to hold the country at ransom.

‘We want to tell those who participated in the killing of the police officers and innocent people that they will not escape. We will catch up with them,’ said Ruto.

Ruto said the Government will mobilize resources to ensure all those behind acts of lawlessness face the full force of the law.

‘ I want to tell those who want to test the metal Kenya is made of, local or foreign, terrorists, cattle rustlers and other criminals that we are going to mobilize every resource to make sure that we bring them to book to answer every act they committed,” said Ruto.

Speaking during a joint prayer for disciplined officers and their families held at the Holy Family Basilica, Nairobi, attended by among others First lady Margaret Kenyatta, Ruto said no person or any group of persons will be allowed to hold the country at ransom.

‘Some individuals should not expect to take arms, kill our innocent people or security officers and expect to be free. No way, we will hunt them until we bring them to book,” he said.

Saying the Government appreciates the role played by disciplined officers in ensuring the security for Kenyans and their property, Ruto said efforts were being made to boost their morale.

He said the National Police Service has been directed to create a career progression framework for officers to enable them move up after a given period saying some officers retired at the rank of constable even if they were hardworking officers.

“We want a situation where between 3, 4 or five years a constable who does not have disciplinary problems should be promoted to the next rank,” said Ruto amid applause from the officers.

The joint prayer/thanksgiving service brought together members of the Uniformed Disciplined Services from Kenya Police, Kenya Prison, Kenya Forest Service, Administrative Police, Kenya Wildlife Service, and The National Youth Service and their families

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-190360/no-one-will-be-allowed-hold-country-ransom-ruto#sthash.qE37ch0O.dpuf

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