Deputy President William Ruto said the work of the police was to deal with the security matters of the country.
“Those misusing security apparatus of the country must stop. Police officers and provincial administrators must be respected and let free to serve Kenyans,” said Dr Ruto.
Speaking in Kisii town where he addressed wananchi on his way to Kitutu Chache South and South Mugirango for boda boda, women and youth groups empowerment programmes, the Deputy President said it was regrettable that the police was being abused to meet certain political goals.
“Those public servants thinking that they can use the police to intimidate and coerce Kenyans must know that their days are numbered,” he said.
If they would like to join politics, Dr Ruto added, they must stop hiding behind the police and quit the public service job.
“Let them come over and face me in the political arena. I am ready for them.”
Leaders who accompanied him were Kisii County Deputy Governor Joash Maangi, MPs Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango), Vincent Kemosi (West Mugirango), Alpha Miruka (Bomachoge Chache), John Kiarie (Dagoretti South), among others.