The Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said it is not the job of police officers to mediate political bribery contracts.


Matiang’i was speaking during a multi-agency security team’s meeting he chaired on Monday.

The Interior CS was speaking about the issue rampant issue of voter bribery and false promises being made by a section of politicians.  

Matiangi said there won’t be any conflict if political leaders refrained from making false promises, mismanaging campaign mobilization and bribery of the youth.

“If political leaders refrained from the trend of false-promising and mismanaging campaign mobilization, which involves chaotic bribing groups of young people, we in the security sector would have nothing to worry about,” Matiang’i said.


Matiang’i emphasised it was not the job of police officers to mediate bribery contracts, nor is it their job to follow up on false promises made by politicians.

He called upon political leaders to conduct themselves decently and manage their affairs properly.

‘It’s not the job of police officers to mediate bribery contracts and it’s not the job of police officers to follow up false promises made by politicians and mediate conflicts arising from those false promises and so on,” Matiang’i said.

“It’s upon political leaders to conduct themselves in a decent manner and manage their affairs effectively.”


During the meeting, a resolution agreed to form a joint command centre to coordinate the securing of a peaceful electoral process.

The team also reviewed agencies’ preparedness and mapped out areas for enhanced cooperation.

Several officials in the security department attended the meeting including PS Interior Karanja Kibicho, Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai, Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji, National Cohesion and Integration chair Samuel Kobia, representatives from the Attorney General’s office.