Interior CS Fred Matiang’i

Deputy President William Ruto has been warned by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i from criticizing senior security officers in the nation.

On Wednesday, July 13, Matiang’i cautioned Ruto to quit insulting Mutyambai and other senior officials since some of them had been tasked with protecting his life. He made the warning during an administration officers’ pass out parade in Embakasi.

“I understand that nerves are raw, the frustrations are there and there are times that people feel like they are not going to get it or win, resorting to attack security officers will not win you votes. Respect those in the security sector. Many of those whom you want to undermine are people who even command the teams that provide you with security,” he stated.

The minister of the interior also cautioned politicians to refrain from involving the National Police Service and government officials in their political disputes and to let them to carry out their duties.

“I would like to ask our political leaders to keep all of us out of the political environment, not to politicize security matters and not undermine the image and the work that security officers do,” he added.