, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26- A multi-million shillings face-lift project is set to kick off at Kilimani Police Station.
The project will include more housing units for over 250 officers serving in the division, offices and a parking lot.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet says the station will become a referral station for the country and the region.
“”It is a complete reconstruction of Kilimani Police Division. It will take a maximum of 3 years,” he said. “It will include the parking lot, the residential quarters and the office.”
The project will be financed by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance Foundation and the Government of China.
“The resources available to us are limited,” he said while urging Kenyans to partner with local police stations in transforming them.
The Government has been on the spot over the poor condition of many police stations, but the IG said the trend is set to be reversed.
“We cannot be working with yesterday tools to deal with the current security challenges in the country,” he said.
The police boss said this was part of the ongoing police reforms that entail improved infrastructures for police and good service delivery.
Also part of the reforms includes the ongoing police vetting.
The process is being conducted pursuant to Article 246 of the Constitution and the National Police Service Act (2011) Section 7(2) and (3) which stipulates 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.