Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has challenged the security team in Kisumu County to take action and ensure all individuals involved in an incident in which a convoy of Deputy President William Ruto was stoned are arrested and prosecuted.
Mandago further wants Police Spokesperson Bruno Shiosho to stop politicizing security issues.
Police had on Wednesday issued a statement indicating that chaos witnessed during Ruto’s tour in Kondele was as a result of some locals fighting over mobilization money.
Speaking at the Uasin Gishu County headquarters in Eldoret town, Mandago said police should avoid playing politics when it comes to security matters.
“We want the police spokesperson not to politicize matters to do with security, the least we expect from him is to see action being taken against all those that were behind the incident. They should have been arrested and prosecuted by now.”– Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago.
Mandago noted that should the Kondele incident go without any suspect facing the law, it might set a bad president for the future, especially as the country’s political temperatures are set to rise ahead of the 2022 general election.
The vocal county boss further issued a warning shot to the police spokesperson that should he continue playing politics on security matters, he might end up facing charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
“I want to tell the police spokesperson that if you continue to play politics with the security of the people, you will be a candidate of ICC, you better make sure we have peace in this country.”– Governor Mandago.
Despite the Kondele incident that has been widely condemned by politicians from across the political divide, no suspects have so far been arrested.