Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has told off the National Security Advisory Council, which is led by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua over tough orders against politicians.
Taking to his official Twitter account on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the former Senate Majority Leader argued that the National Security Advisory Committee is illegal and unconstitutional. The vocal Deputy William Ruto ally went on to claim that the members of the committee cannot meet due to internal wrangles among them and urged them to desist from messing around with the security of Kenyans.
“There is no such legal/Constitutional body known as National Security Advisory Committee. Assuming there was one then it would only advice the National Security Council.NSC cannot obviously meet because of internal fights among its members. Stop playing politics with our security,” Murkomen tweeted.
There is no such legal/Constitutional body known as National Security Advisory Committee. Assuming there was one then it would only advice the National Security Council.NSC cannot obviously meet because of internal fights among its members.Stop playing politics with our security
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) October 7, 2020
Murkomen’ sentiments came just minutes after the Kinyua-led security team warned leaders against taking advantage of vulnerable youth in pursuit of political interests. The head of public service boss directed that all public meetings be held in compliance with the Public Order Act, failing which culprits will be penalised.
“A convener or any person intending to hold meeting shall notify the officer in a commanding station three days to but not 14 days before the procession,” he said.
Kinyua’s press briefing comes after fatal chaos rocked Murang’a on Sunday during a church service which Deputy President William Ruto attended. Two people were killed in the chaos.