The Star (Nairobi)

8 November 2012

Kenya: Police Go-Slow Hits Banks in Kisumu

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

BANKS and some business premises in Kisumu yesterday suspended their operations over insecurity concerns after administration police officers went on a go slow.

Customers who turned up at various cash outlets found them closed with banks citing lack of security personnel who normally man the premises.

Other business outlets in the town that handle large amounts of cash were also closed as they could not transport their collection to and from the banks.

The cash in transit vans were not escorted by police officers forcing them to suspend operations . Activities at the banks picked up later in the day when police officer resumed duty following intervention from their bosses.

Kisumu East administration police commandant Augustine Kamaria personally dropped officers to the banks to enable them open for business. The administration police have been staging go slows in various town to push the government to honour an outstanding pay deal.

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