Police hold thanksgiving prayers ahead of elections

The police service has called on its personnel to undertake their duty as expected in order to ensure that peace is upheld during the upcoming general election.

The department which conducted interdenominational thanksgiving service for the uniformed disciplined service for upper eastern region at the St. Mary Consolata Catholic Church asked police officers to render services to members of the public without favouritism.

Marsabit County criminal investigations officer Collins Oburu asked candidates and politicians to accept the verdict from the electorate and those aggrieved for whatever reason to seek redress through the court.

Speaking at the ceremony the head of reforms at the directorate of criminal investigations (DCI) Eliud Lang’at advised Kenyans to be patriotic and exercise their democratic right in a peaceful manner during the general election scheduled for next August 9.

Lang’at who is an Assistant Inspector General of police (AIG) also asked police officers experiencing psychological challenges to seek counselling at the help desks established in all divisional headquarters.

The AIG noted that the officers in the police service were not immune to many challenges being experienced in the country and should therefore go for advice whenever they felt disturbed.

He added that the service had adequate personnel in the counselling unit and as such no officer should suffer in silence.

Presiding over the mass, Fr. Dominic Mwiti pointed out that Kenyans were law abiding and asked the citizenry to be cautious of politicians who might incite them to violence during the election.

Fr. Mwiti who is also the uniformed disciplined service chaplaincy coordinator for Eastern region called on politicians to be democratic and accept the will of the people during the poll.

The cleric, while calling for political tolerance urged Kenyans not to blindly follow politicians who advocate for lawlessness.



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