The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Three Interviewees for Director of CID Grilled

CID Director of Legal affairs Stanley Cheruiyot was yesterday taken to task on corruption in the police. Cheruiyot who was interviewed by the the National Police Service Commission for the position of Director of CID told the commission that he was is experienced officer with 25 years as a CID investigator.

He said he would constitute a team of officers to investigate corruption in the CID if appointed to the position. He also said he will not hesitate to take disciplinary action on corrupt policemen and officers who leak information to criminals.

Cheruiyot was hard pressed to explain why the CID was yet to take action on an incident in Nairobi where traffic policeman were caught on camera receiving bribes from matatu operators.

He told the Commission that the CID was yet to learn of the incident. He said if elected, he will also engage civilians such as forensic experts, document examiners so as to make the CID more professional.

Police Director of Planning, Research and Development Silas Macopiyo was also interviewed for the post and was put to task on his short stint in crime management.

The commission felt he did not have enough experience in crime management and questioned him on how he would manage crime despite not having worked as an investigator.

He told the commission that his experience as a Division commander would help him as a Director of CID. Former Nairobi area Provincial CID chief Peter Muinde was also interviewed and he told the commission that he would ensure all police officers are well trained on the Bill of Rights.

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