Police commission targets more officers for vetting

Commission seeks to sack officers with fake certificates, rights abuse record among others.

Wednesday February 3 2016

Kilifi County divisional police bosses take notes during a security meeting convened by top county security officials led by acting county police commander David Kerina on February 2, 2016. PHOTO | KAZUNGU SAMUEL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kilifi County divisional police bosses take notes during a security meeting convened by top county security officials led by acting county police commander David Kerina on February 2, 2016. PHOTO | KAZUNGU SAMUEL | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Police station commanders and their deputies will be vetted and those found to be corrupt will dismissed from the service.

National Police Service Commission chairman Johnston Kavuludi on Tuesday asked the public to help identify those unfit to serve.

The commission is also targeting for removal those with questionable academic certificates, human rights abuse records as well as beneficiaries of irregular promotions.

Mr Kavuludi also asked for complaints against officers in the traffic department and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

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“We will look into traffic, CID as well as officers commanding police stations and their deputies. We are appealing to the public to give us information, including commendations and complains that may be useful for NPSC to make determinations. Vetting of this cohort will be finished before end of June,” he added.

Station commanders and their deputies hold the ranks of Chief Inspector and Inspector respectively.

Meanwhile, commissioners are expected to decide the fate of 37 senior officers fired last year after they asked the commission to review their cases. They are part of the 63 top officers who were dismissed.

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