The Star (Nairobi)

7 November 2012

Kenya: Striking Police Officers Will Be Fired - Deputy Police Spokesman

Photo: Capital FM
Police officers in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Nakuru and some other parts of the country had staged a go-slow (file photo).

Any police officer who participates in the planned strike will be fired, the Deputy police spokesman Charles Owino has said. He stated that officers who go on strike are acting against their oath and they could be arrested.

Police had threatened to go on strike today demanding a 42% salary increment. This was after the government released sh 3.7 billion in response to a go slow by police officers in different parts of the country that began last week. Police however rejected the deal.

The go slow has affected police operations in Nairobi, Central, North Eastern and Coast regions. Those in protest have reportedly jammed communication gadgets and boycotted work.

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