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Vetting of 238 traffic officers starts in Coast today

Tuesday May 24 2016

MOHAMED AHMED
By MOHAMED AHMED
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Vetting of traffic officers will start Tuesday at the Coast.

The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) said it was targeting 598 officers from Coast, Nyanza and Western.

NPSC chairman Johnstone Kavuludi who spoke in Mombasa on Monday said those to be interviewed are constables and inspectors.

At the Coast, 238 officers will be interviewed during the 10-day exercise at the Kenya School of Government.

Mr Kavuludi said officers who have been in the department since 2012 will be vetted.

“We are now targeting this special group of officers who have been doing the actual management of traffic on our roads, the ones you see every day,’’ he said. Kenya has about 2, 500 traffic officers.

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Flanked by commissioner Mary Auma, Mr Kavuludi earlier met interest groups including the Law Society of Kenya, Mombasa County Government officials, human rights  groups and National Police Service representatives.

The officers will be expected to bring their original certificates and testimonials.

Vetting will focus on five areas — officers’ profession, entry qualifications, human rights respect, disciplinary and financial aspects.

“We have officers charging heavy taxation which is illegal and that taxation is what we call bribe,” said Mr Kavuludi.