23 July 2014

Kenya Police Commission Forms Taskforce to Audit Police Recruitment

Photo: Kenya Police
Kenya police recruitment exercise postponed pending investigations (file photo).

Kenya's National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has appointed the taskforce charged with auditing the recently launched police recruitment exercise, Kenya's Capital FM reported Tuesday (July 22nd).

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) called on the NPSC to investigate the recruitment process last week after receiving reports of bribery, favouritism, nepotism and discrimination in the recruitment process.

The team has seven days to complete their investigations, NPSC Chairman Johnstone Kavuludi said.

"A multi-agency working group comprising above-mentioned parties has been formed and will be chaired by Commissioner Murshid Mohammed. They will collect, collate and analyse all complaints and make recommendations to the commission for further action," Kavuludi said. "A comprehensive audit report will then be issued."

The NPSC called for public feedback to support the audit, and has since received 350 reports, Kenya's Daily Nation reported.

"We wish to assure the citizens of Kenya that together we have undertaken a collaborative approach to undertake a comprehensive audit of the complaints received and will not hesitate to take stern action on anybody found culpable and where necessary such action shall include nullification of the exercise at the affected centres," Kavuludi said according to Capital FM.

Copyright © 2014 Sabahi. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.