NPSC sounds warning to Police Officers engaging in criminal activities

Police officers who will be found guilty of engaging in criminal activities will be dealt with as per the law.

The National Police Service Commission Chairperson Eliud Kinuthia says there might be individuals within the Police service who are misusing the profession.

Addressing media in Nakuru on Monday after paying a courtesy call to Rift valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya at his office, NPSC called on members of the public to stop tarnishing the whole service because of a few individuals.

The NPSC chair noting that already action has been taken against the officers who were arrested engaging in criminal activities.

According to Kinuthia, if the courts find them guilty then the NPSC will interdict them from the service.

“When it comes to wrongs we deal with individuals and not the whole force and as we talk already the inspector General has acted on the officers who were arrested engaging in criminal activities” said Kinuthia.

Already the NPSC has launched a strategic plan for the financial year 2019/2022 that aims to transform the commission to better serve the human resource and welfare needs of police officers.

According to Kinuthia, most of the areas in the strategic Plan have been addressed among them the welfare of officers.

He says the vetting process of officers has been transformed so as to ensure dignity and justice during the process.

“We have a 3-years’ strategic Plan to help transform the service and welfare of our officers” said Kinuthia.

The Current National Police Service Commission was appointed on 13th March 2019 via gazette notice No.2407.The Commission is now 160 days in office since its appointment.

This is the second Commission to be appointed by the President under article 246.

NPSC has a mandate to recruit, appoint and confirm persons in the service,determine promotions and transfers, exercise disciplinary control over the service and remove persons holding offices in the service.

The Commission may also perform any other functions prescribed by law.So far, the Commission has received 67 new appeals, determined 37 appeals while 151 pending backlog cases.

NPSC has also been able to train 13 integrity assurance officers, formed a change guiding team of 100 NPSC staff and addressed all pending Auditor General Recommendations.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:The National Police Service Commission Chairperson Eliud Kinuthia flanked by Rift valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya addressing media in Nakuru on Monday.