NAIROBI, Kenya, April 6 – Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has ordered 10,000 police recruits whose hiring was halted by court to report to their respective training school on Sunday next week.
In a statement, the IG stated that this is in compliance with the directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta following the terror attack at the Garissa University College.
“I hereby inform that all those who had been successfully recruited to report to their respective training institutions on Sunday 12th April from 7.00am,” he stated.
Boinnet indicated that those selected to join the General Service Unit should report to the GSU training school in Embakasi while those selected to join the Administrative Police Service should report to Kaiganjo.
He instructed all County Commanders to ensure that they coordinate with the relevant officers from the National Government so that all recruits can be reached.
Last week, President ordered the police recruits whose enrolment was stopped by the courts last year to immediately report to the Police Training College in Kiganjo, Nyeri County.
President Kenyatta blamed the insecurity in the country on a shortage of police officers and directed that the recruits start training immediately.
The High Court stopped the enrolment on the grounds that the July 14, 2014 recruitment was tainted with corruption, irregularities and blatant violations of the Constitution.
The Kenya Police Service Commission has since appealed the court decision and the matter is still pending in court.