Machakos governor Alfred Mutua said today it was the police force who should be added house allowance and not politicians.
Mutua added that police service is reflected in the motivation of the officers and considering that they are at the recieving end of bullets and other ordinance,they are not paid enough.
The Maendeleo chap chap party leader was speaking in athi river where he handed over houses for senior police officers constructed by the county government.
" In all honesty, the conversation in the country should be about adding house allowances to the police and not to us politicians who they protect while we lie warm in bed every night", Mutua said.
His sentiments come in the back drop of the national assembly members recently awarding themselves sh 250,000 house allowance backdated to August last year.
He said if the economy is not able to increase house allowance for police officers,then it is not able to increase the same allowance for mps, governors or even president.
" Kenya needs to be a fair country that takes care of all of us and not just leaders",he said.
The Machakos county chief added that he was saddened by the squalid living conditions of officers and had quietly endeavoured as a citizen to build houses for the officers in several places around the country.
He acknowledged that both governments of Mwai Kibaki and Uhuru Kenyatta have done much to improve the welfare of officers but the situation is still bad.
Mutua said his government had partnered with the national government to enhance security by providing cars for policing and installing CCTV cameras across the county.
" My government has offered to provide paint, repair materials and staff to revamp all police stations in Machakos county to bring them to international standards" Mutua said.