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Kenya: Leaders in Naivasha opposed to blanket pay package for police officers who fail the vetting process

Posted by African Press International on December 4, 2013

  • BY JACK MARWA, Kenya 

Religious leaders and Members of Country Assembly from the Naivasha Sub-County have opposed blanket pay package for police officers who will be rejected in the vetting exercise.

Speaking to journalists in Naivasha led by Bishop Joseph Wambugu of the Family Care international, the leaders said those found unfit to be in office should be sacked without any pay.

On their part the Members of Country Assembly led by Lakeview county representative Simon
Wanango called for vetting of Inspector General David Kimaiyo.

The Members of Country Assembly also called for the vetting of three deputies police officers (regular police), Grace Kaindi, (Administration Police Samuel Arachi) and CID boss Ndegwa Muhoro as the law requires.

Jointly at a press briefing they said the process targeted all officers as the exercise aimed was investigating on the suitability of all officers in the force.

Earlier National Police Service Commission chairman Johnston Kavuludi had said labour laws require that any employee who resigns or is forced to leave be paid his or her dues

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku had said Treasury would release funds for those found unfit to serve or resign would be compensated.

According to CS the package pay included for those over 50 who would receive their retirement money and one month salary for every year they served and those below who would receive only gratuity.

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Kenya: Woman involved in carjacking arrested

Posted by African Press International on May 9, 2013

  • BY JACK MARWA 

Police ion Naivasha have arrested a woman who was involved during a carjacking incident and robbing a popular TV show comedians of ‘ Tahidi High’.

During the incident a carjacker who fell asleep while guarding his victim after his accomplices left to withdrew money using his ATM card was shot by police.

The thug had drank too much and fell asleep giving a room to the victim, a taxi driver Macharia Githogori, to untie himself and flee.

Macharia said that the thug had robbed the actors some alcohol and started drinking it before falling asleep and started to snore.

Naivasha Deputy OCPD Paul Korir said that the suspects were cornered by police at Malewa lodge in Naivasha through a tip off from a mobile services provider trying to commit a robbery.

Korir said that some of her accomplices managed to escape after spoting the presences of police officers in the compound and had launched a manhunt for them.

The police boss said that the suspect a woman will also face other charges of killing Githunguri District commissioner James Hungi Mugwe in Kiambu.

 

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