Parliamentary Committee ask politicians to stop early politicking
The Parliamentary Committee on Administration and National Security has asked politicians to stop early campaigns that are derailing the government's Big Four agenda.
The Committee headed by Kiambaa Member of Parliament (MP) Paul Koinange in an official tour to Trans Nzoia county on Saturday noted that Kenyan politicians are already engaging in early campaigns.
"Today, Kenya is among the leading countries in the world engaging in politics at the expense of fulfilling developmental pledges made to the electorate: Infact we enter the Guinness Book of Records as among front-liners of people politicking instead of working(sic)’’, he said.
Speaking to the People Daily at the Kitale Police County headquarters in Trans Nzoia after a lengthy meeting with security officials, Koinange said his committee was also looking into Police reforms, and among other concerns raised by police.
He complimented police officers for working round the clock in offering professional services, and pledged full support to the officers.
On illicit brews , Koinange instructed security agencies to strictly crack down on offenders who only few days after the re-opening of bars had resumed to consuming and selling illicit brews.
“The drinking spree being witnessed in the country a few days after His Excellency the President re-opened businesses is alarming with some even resorting to killing each other: This madness of consumption of illicit brews must be stopped,’’ he said.
Trans Nzoia county police commander Ayub Gitonga Ali led the entire county security chiefs in the meeting with the parliamentary committee.
Additional reporting by Njange Maina