NPSC nullifies recruitment of 1215 police officers
By Roncliff Odit
The National Police Service Commission has nullified the recruitment of 1215 new police officers in the recently concluded police recruitment drive.
The 1215 recruits from 36 centers were among the 10,000 new police officers recruited in the controversial exercise.
The announcement was made Tuesday by the Chairman of the National Police Service Commission Johnstone Kavuludi.
Kavuludi who was releasing the report by a multi agency group that was formed to probe the police recruitment exercise, maintained that the exercise was free and fare even though a number of malpractices were reported.
The NPSC Chairman has however maintained that in cases where money was paid by a recruit to secure a place among the 10,000, no cash will be refunded as the Commission had clearly stipulated that no recruit should part with cash in their quest to join the uniformed discipline.
The 36 centers whose results have been cancelled include centers from Tana River County, Mandera County, Meru County, Busia County, Bomet County, Bungoma County, Naro County, Nakuru County, Nandi County, Kajiado County, Elgeyo Marakwet County, Laikipia County, Kericho County, Muranga County and West Pokot County among others.
This shocker comes barely a day after the High Court sitting in Nairobi issued orders restraining the National Police Service Commission from issuing admission letters to 10,000 police recruits until a suit challenging the process is heard and determined.
While issuing the order in a case filed by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority IPOA which wants the recruitment nullified following claims it was marred by corruption, Justice Mumbi Ngugi directed the matter be heard on August 20 to determine the complaints raised.