Police IG Boinnet orders probe on officers’ conduct over NYS scam

Wednesday February 17 2016

Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By FRED MUKINDA
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Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet has directed Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro to investigate the conduct of officers who handled the National Youth Service (NYS) corruption scandal.

The Inspector-General gave the order after officers were adversely mentioned alongside former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru in an affidavit by businesswoman Josephine Kabura Irungu.

Speaking after the IG gave the order, Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka said: "The Police does not condone corruption. The moment an officer is mentioned adversely and the police administration is informed formally, the Service Standing Orders take effect immediately.

“The officer is required to leave as investigations establish the truth. That is the routine," he said.

Among the officers mentioned adversely is head of the Banking Fraud Investigations Unit Joseph Mugwanja.

The unit falls under the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.