Six of the major communities dominate in the number of police officers under the National Police Service (NPS) with Kikuyus topping with 18,004 representing 16.8 per cent of the total workforce.
The Kamba community follows with 9,808 officers or 9.1 per cent, Luhya, 9,752, Meru, 7,121, Kisii with 6,517 and Kipsigis with 6,004 officers.
Appearing before the National Cohesion and Equal Opportunity Committee of the National Assembly, the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome said the distribution of the officers complied with the constitution.
He was however hard pressed to explain why the ethnic groups making the Kalenjin community had been split into sub-tribes.
In the list tabled, the Kalenjin had been split into different sub-communities of the Nandi, Kipsigis, Marakwet and Pokot among others.
Shinyalu MP Fredrick Ikana questioned the composition of the Kalenjin community wondering why the same could not be done to the Luhya community, which is also made up of different ethnic groups.
Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on Opera News today;
Kenya Kwanza to Azimio: We will not be held to ransom over talks
Leaders allied to President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance have told their Azimio counterparts that they will not be held to ransom when the all-party talks resume today (Wednesday).
The MPs accused the Raila Odinga-led coalition of not being interested in the talks led by the 14-member all-party committee and of seeking extra-parliamentary engagements.
The scathing response from the Kenya Kwanza side comes after Mr Odinga on Monday issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the committee to ensure that proper talks begin or they will resume protests, with the Azimio leader warning that they are ready to explore other options available to them if their ultimatum is not met.
This Is My Problem With Uhuru, Ruto Speaks Up, Reveals Where The Rain Started Beating The Duo
President William Ruto has finally opened up as he explains his relationship with the former head of state and government Uhuru Kenyatta whom the duo formed the government in 2013 after taking over from the then president Mwai Kibaki all the way to 2022 when he (Ruto) warn the elections.
The president stated that he had a good and wonderful relationship with his boss Uhuru Kenyatta between 2013 and 2017 in their first term in office when Raila Odinga was still the opposition leader and could put the government of the day in check adding that there were no political differences between them.
Respect Uhuru Kenyatta And Leave Him Alone; UDA Women Rep Tells Kanini Kega And Sabina Chege
United Democratic Alliance party women representative for Murang’a county Hon Betty Maina has called out the East African legislative assembly hon Kanini Kega and the nominated member of parliament Hon Sabina Chege for fighting Uhuru.
Speaking at her county in Murang’a, Betty Maina has said that uhuru kenyatta is their son and kingpin and that they should be left alone.
He has said that Sabina Chege and Kanini Kega used to tell other leaders to respect Uhuru Kenyatta but now they are the ones fighting him. She has asked them to respect former president Uhuru Kenyatta because he is their man.