Police traffic duties decentralised to enhance efficiency

December 1, 2016 9:46 am
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The National Traffic Command which has been heading operations countrywide is now tasked with policy formulation, research, compiling statistics, training among other duties/FILE
The National Traffic Command which has been heading operations countrywide is now tasked with policy formulation, research, compiling statistics, training among other duties/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1 – Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has directed County Commanders to manage traffic departments in their regions, as a way of decentralising services.

He says the traffic department as currently constituted is incompatible with the structure of the National Police Service, hence making it ineffective in service delivery.

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  • Following his directive, the County Commanders will now be in charge of the day-to-day traffic operations, personnel, arms, vehicles and other facilities under the traffic department.

Following his directive, the County Commanders will now be in charge of the day-to-day traffic operations, personnel, arms, vehicles and other facilities under the traffic department.

The National Traffic Command which has been heading operations countrywide is now tasked with policy formulation, research, compiling statistics, training among other duties.

The commandant will also be in charge of the government vehicle unit, the driving test unit and public education.

The changes are contained in a circular released on Tuesday to all Regional Commanders, County Commanders, Divisional Commanders as well as directors of various departments at Police Headquarters.

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