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You’ll carry own cross – DP Ruto warns public officials who disobey court orders

Deputy President William Ruto has slammed public officers who do not respect court orders.

DP Ruto said Kenya was a country founded on rule of law and public officials found to be failing to abide by court orders orders will be held personally responsible.

The DP’s remarks comes a day after Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria spent Friday night in police custody despite the court ordering his release.

“ Every public officer has responsibility, individual and collective, to ensure respect to the rule of law,” said the DP during a function in Soi, Uasin Gishu County.

He further said every citizen had a responsibility of ensuring the rule of law was not sabotaged by “anyone, anywhere.”

“ The slide to anarchy and impunity will begin the day we don’t respect the rule of law and we don’t respect court orders in the country.”

He warned of individual responsibility of officials who failed to tore the line.

“ And we want to say categorically that any public officer who disobeys the law, who disobeys court orders will be held personally responsible,” said DP.

On Friday, a section of Tanga Tanga MPs found themselves in the cross hairs of police who claimed they had “orders from above” not to release the legislator.

The MPs were teargassed and forced to leave Kilimani Police Station with Kuria who had been arrested for assault being released on Saturday evening.

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