, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 – The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) on Wednesday carried out a sensitization exercise for the ranks of Chief Inspectors, Inspectors and below in Nyahururu ahead of their vetting due to commence next month.
NPSC Commissioner Ronald Musengi said that other junior officers will also be sensitized on the ongoing police vetting so that they can get acquainted with what is expected of them.
He indicated that the officers are required to fill forms about their personal and professional qualification which shall be submitted at the commission by the end of this month.
“We are going to sensitise the police officers together with the others in that categories. Today in Nyandarua, we have about 150 officers whom we have completed sensitising,” he stated.
Musengi explained that the forums will enable the officers to understand the reforms agenda of the police service.
“It is not only these officers from this particular region but all the others. The reason why we are doing this is because we want them to familiarize themselves with what vetting is all about,” he said.
He called on members of the public to provide crucial information regarding individual officers which he said will be treated with the serious it deserves.
He however noted that proper scrutiny will be put into consideration to ensure that no officer will be incriminated with falsehood or malice.
The Commissioner at the same time added that the welfare of security officers was an important need though it was misunderstood when the vetting begun.
He noted it was during the vetting that it was discovered that only security officers that lacked a scheme of service which defines what and officer is supposed to do.
Musengi observed that some police officer were found to have stagnated in one rank or remain in one station for a long time for no apparent reason, but noted that such issues will be investigated.
He stated that there were irregular transfers being conducted and questioned why some of them are moved to another station but are transferred as soon as they report.
The commissioner called on the officers to acquaint themselves with various pieces of legislation that cover their operation which include the National Police Service Act, Commission, the vetting regulations, the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) Act and the Constitution.