The Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome has dismissed claims that the police failed to respond to the Kenyatta Family land invasion by unknown people.
In a statement on Tuesday, March 28, IG Koome stated that police officers responded swiftly to the invasion and prevented further destruction.
“We received reports of the invasion and destruction of a Farm in Kiambu County. Relatedly, we received reports of an invasion of a private company within the Embakasi area in Nairobi, to which Our Officers responded swiftly and prevented further crimes,” the statement read in part.
The IG at the same time condemned violent attacks against police officers during the anti-government protests on Monday.
He noted that twenty-three officers were injured during the demonstrations and two police motor vehicles were torched.
Koome stated that the police have launched investigations into the injuries and destruction of property.
“Our investigation into the destructions and injuries caused has begun, and those found culpable shall face the law. We appeal to the public to adhere to the rule of law when exercising their Constitutional rights to picket, petition, or demonstrate,” Koome stated.
He commended officers for maintaining the rule of law while discharging their duties during the protests.
Koome further assured Kenyans that the country is safe and the police will continue to remain focused on maintaining law and order.