The National Police Service (NPS) now says it will not reinstate security to Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala.
This comes after the controversial senator who is eyeing Kakamega's gubernatorial position apologised for the derogatory remarks he made against police officers during a political rally in Western on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
Despite the apology, the commission has maintained that the senator will remain without security until his apology is considered satisfactory.
"The senator will have to ask forgiveness in a respectful manner. We as the police have agreed that we will not provide security until he properly apologises," the commission stated.
In the video that sparked public debate, the Kakamega senator stated that Police did not need education to discharge their mandate adding that their work only entailed holding guns.
"Kazi ya askari si nikushika bunduki tu pekee yake? Hio inahitaji masomo yoyote kweli? Kama mtu amemaliza Form Four na alipata C plus, tumpeleke university asome; kazi ya askari ni hawa jamaa ambao wako hapa wenye waliacha shule na hawakufanikiwa kumaliza shule,”
Which loosely translates to: ("Is police work not about just holding a gun? Does that require one to go to school? If someone has completed highschool, with a C plus we take them to University to pursue higher learning, police jobs are for school drop outs and those not privileged to complete school,").
Following the uproar his remarks generated, the outspoken senator took to his official social media acccount to apologise to the NPS.
"My attention has been drawn to a video circulating on social media about my utterances toward the Police. I wish to categorically state that my remarks were taken totally out of context,
"Their importance to us cannot be underscored. It is in light of this that I wish to withdraw my remarks and apologise to our disciplined forces for the discomfort my remarks may have caused." he stated.