Cofek wants police recruitment exercise revoked

By Mary Daraja

Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) now wants the National Police Service Commission to revoke the entire Police recruitment exercise and an independent audit conducted.

The Federation has urged the National Police Service Commission to declare the exercise null and void and set new dates for a credible recruitment exercise to be done on different dates within fixed time of between 8am to 2pm.

COFEK says the exercise was marred by severe and unacceptable irregularities particularly corruption, open bribery, lack of objectivity from recruiting officials, failure to keep to timelines forcing the exercise to be extended into the wee hours of the night, among other wrongs which cannot be sanitized in any way.

Speaking to KBC on phone, COFEK Secretary General Stephen Mutoro said an urgent independent audit team comprising men and women from outside the National Police Service should be constituted to investigate the allegations with the view of prosecuting the officers involved in corruption.

Leader of Majority in the House Aden Daule is expected to give a statement on the Police recruitment exercise on Thursday.


1 Comment

  1. Joel Ireri
    July 17, 2014

    Let the police do shortlisting then an independent body do picking/recruitment. The ones who are picking currently should be given the role of shortlisting 3 times the number need then hand them over for recruitment. we should also have medical documents from government hospitals done before & the candidate bring ready documents to avoid delay.