32 officers quizzed as police vetting resumes

March 4, 2014 11:16 am
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Due to the high numbers of police officers undergoing the exercise in the 3rd phase, the commission has formed four panels being led by various NPSC members/FILE
Due to the high numbers of police officers undergoing the exercise in the 3rd phase, the commission has formed four panels being led by various NPSC members/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 4 – The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) retreated on Tuesday to analyse the outcome of the vetting of 32 officers in the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners of Police done on Monday.

Due to the high numbers of police officers undergoing the exercise in the 3rd phase, the commission has formed four panels being led by various NPSC members.

The Johnstone Kavuludi-led panels will resume the exercise on Wednesday with another set of 32 officers undergoing vetting.

The process is being conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution Article 246 and National Police Service Act (2011) Section 7(2) and (3) which stipulate that members of the National Police Service shall undergo vetting to assess their suitability and competence.

The overall objective of the vetting is to build confidence and trust in the National Police Service.

The applicable vetting standards include officers’ satisfaction of entry and training requirements, their professional conduct and discipline, integrity, financial probity, and respect for human rights.

Officers who satisfy the commission with regard to competence and suitability will be retained and those who do not will be removed from the service.

At the end of the exercise, 80,000 police officers will be vetted in a bid to reform the National Police Service.

Out of 30 senior police officers who underwent the exercise in the other two phases, seven were sacked.

Among officers to be vetted on Wednesday are the Kenya Airport Authority’s Chief Security Officer Eric Kiraithe and Patrick Lumumba currently at Vigilance House.

Others are Philip Ndolo (Vigilance House), Patrick Obimo, Gabriel Musau (Homa Bay), Mohammed Amin (CID Nyeri), Peter Muinde (CID training school) and Antony Kamitu (General Service Unit headquarters).

Others are, Zephania Kamau ( CID Nairobi), Kiptoo Kapchanja (Kitale Police Station), Joseph Musyoki (AP Hqs) Charles Mumanthi (Vigilance), William Singoei( GSU Ruiru), Muli Ngina (Vigilance), Patrick Lumumba (Vigilance), Japhet Koome (Vigilance), Jacinta Kinyua (CID headquarters), Ambrose Munyasya (CID Kakamega), Gideon Ngumi (Dog Unit), Joseph Mugwanja (CID headquarters), Francis Njiru (CID headquarters), Simon Kilonzo (CID headquarters), Chelengo Musa (CID Garissa), Johnson Mwangi (Airwing), Walter Aliwa (KPC), David Cheruiyot(CID), Aineah Olwenywe(Vigilance) and Hamisi Mwarua (CID Headquarters).

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