Police officers aiding terrorists or failing to discharge their duty professionally will also be shown the door or charged in court whenever found culpable.
Already, 11 police officers – including a divisional commander have been sacked for failing to stop terror-related incidents in the country.
The OCPD was based in Garissa.
Metito said the 10 other officers were dismissed from the force for allowing suspected Al Shabaab militiamen to pass through a roadblock in Tana River with 8.8 kilograms of explosives last week.
“The government has sacked an OCPD who authorized the escort of two suspected terrorists from NEP to Nairobi on May 4. We have also sacked six regular police officers and four administration police officers who were at Tana River bridge and who allowed terrorists to travel to Nairobi,” the minister said.
He said officers who successfully searched and recovered the explosives had been promoted to motivate their colleagues in the force.
Security forces in the country are on a high alert after Al Shabaab militants warned of deadly reprisals to protest a military incursion in their lawless country-following last week’s invasion of Kismayu by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) who are now in control of most regions previously in the hands of the Al Qaeda-linked terror group.