Sabahi (Washington, DC)

Kenya Police Commission Clears Nine Senior Officers After Re-Vetting

Kenya's National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has cleared nine senior police officers whose vetting results had previously been withheld pending further investigation over integrity issues, Kenya's The Standard reported Thursday (July 3rd).

The three senior assistant commissioners and six assistant commissioners had been initially vetted in March, but they were interviewed again in June following further claims brought against them.

"Following conclusion of the interviews, NPSC would like to announce that all nine officers were found suitable to continue serving in the National Police Service, bringing the total number of those found suitable in this cohort to 154 and those found unsuitable to 12," NPSC said in a statement.

The nine officers include former police spokesman Eric Kiraithe, who is head of security at the Kenya Airports Authority.

The commission is currently vetting officers commanding police divisions and their deputies.

All of Kenya's police officers are expected to undergo the vetting process.

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