Nkaissery stated that police would not be corrupt if the public was not bribing them, adding that the the citizenry was to be blamed for the vice. He added that only 4-percent of the police officers were corrupt.
“I can also say without any fear of contradiction that it is the society which is corrupt because there is no time a policeman can come to your pocket and remove money from you so it is actually you who is corrupting the police. So it is the society which is doing this and it is wrong. I want to ask the public not to compromise the police otherwise we will deal with you,” Nkaissery was quoted by Capital Fm.
The CS was speaking at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) during a government symposium, where he revealed the progress his ministry had made in upgrading security in the country for the past three years.
“Street lighting and the presence of CCTV cameras have given Kenyans more confidence to carry out their business activities late into the night. They are also used in coordinating high level visits such as the one of the United States President and even the Pope,”Nkaissery said.
Nkaissery's dumbfounding statement comes hot on the heels of a survey by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), which revealed that the Interior and Coordination Ministry was the most corrupt in the Government.
The research also mentioned the Kenya Police Service as the most compromised department standing at 32.9 per cent, while the Traffic Police Department came second at 18.8 per cent.
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