Murkomen Issues Stern Warning to IG Mutyambai Over Selective Application of Law

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has warned Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai over selective application of the law on political meetings.

In a series of tweets, the former senate majority leader said that the IG will be held responsible should violence escalate in the country.

The Elgeyo Marakwet senator further accused the police boss of “stoking hatred and tension” through his selective application of the law.

“If anything goes wrong in our country especially because you are stoking hatred and tension through selective application of the law you will be held personally liable even if you will have retired. Don’t say you were not warned,” he said.

Murkomen who was responding to a tweet by IG Mutyambai who dismissed claims of bias in enforcing public gathering laws, asked the police boss to stop using PR and consider resigning if he cannot handle political fights between his bosses (President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto).

“So according to you, the risk is the Deputy President? Please don’t do PR here. If you don’t want to serve all fairly or if you are got in between the political fights between your bosses and you can’t handle it resign. As per the Constitution, the President can’t even direct you.” Murkomen told the IG.

Mutyambai however acknowledged the complaints about the selective application of enforcing the law insisted there is no risk of violence or attack on some groups.

“There are groups that have not attracted any form of violence while others have attracted violence, hence the varied authorizations,” the IG said.

DP Ruto’s allies have accused President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration of applying double standards by disallowing some politicians to hold meetings citing the Covid-19 pandemic and security concerns.

The deputy president accused top government officials of instigating chaos that left two people dead during his church event in Kenol, Murang’a county.

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