IPOA, EACC bosses summoned over police recruitment

By Vereso Mwanga/Marion Kanari

The National Assembly has temporarily blocked the 10,000 new police recruits from reporting to police college pending the completion of investigations by the National Security Parliamentary Committee.

Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso urging the National Police Service Commission to postpone the reporting date, ordered the committee to commence immediate investigations into allegations of tribalism, nepotism and corruption in the just concluded recruitment exercise.

Earlier, the National Police Service Commission, Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), Director Criminal Investigations and the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) were summoned to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on National Security next Thursday to shed more light on the recently national police recruitment exercise.

Committee chair Asman Kamama told the national assembly that they expect a report from the NPSC by 4th of August which they ascertain if the recruitment exercise adhered to the constitution and the PSC guidelines on recruitment of police recruits.

Kamama who was responding to a statement sought by Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa said the committee will table its report after conducting a thorough probe and action will be taken against those found culpable of corruption and nepotism.

The national police service commission planned to recruit 10,000 officers with the minimum entry grade being D plus.