Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Hyping up the Law

The Commissioner of the Kenya Police, taking a break from a campaign to bring peace to our streets has made it an offence to be disrespectful towards the President.

The Commissioner's statement was targeted at our politicians, who even the deafest Kenyan must concede comprise people who would do us a national favour by forever holding their peace. This spirit of national reticence however must best extend to Vigilance House for if the Commissioner knows anything, he should know that his was the sort of empty talk that is best suited for politicians, not for civil servants of office as high as his.

Amir Ibrahim on the Kenya Police, "Even greater is the danger that the Kenya Police are portrayed as being anti-politicians, or pro-government. It is this more than anything that the Police Commissioner should worry about."

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