Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has warned that police officers found culpable of misconduct will face the full wrath of the law.
“Today we were on a fact-finding mission at Rioma Police Station, where the Internal Affairs Unit has been conducting investigations into claims of misconduct by some of our officers. We will take prompt action based on the team’s report, which will be ready by the end of the day (Wednesday),” He said.
The CS also held a meeting with the security team in the area following reports of two deaths at the Rioma Police station under mysterious circumstances.
“We are alive to the fact that police-community relations and collaboration are constant parameters in the management of a modern security sector. We won’t give up in our efforts to build trust between wananchi and our National Police Service officers,” he said.
The Interior CS was accompanied by Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and other senior security officials.
The deceased had been charged and held at Rioma Police Station waiting to be transferred to a prison facility after he failed to raise the fine for flouting COVID-19 rules.
His death led to a confrontation between the police and rowdy members of the public.
Matiang’i said the complaints raised by the residents on the conduct of Police officers at the Rioma Police Station are serious adding that those found guilty of any offence will take personal responsibility.
A report on survey on conduct of police officer released on Monday indicates that the number of Kenyans satisfied with services offered by the police in the country has risen to over 60% of from 29% in 2009.
According to the Police Service Delivery Performance Survey, 2021, 54 per cent of the respondents were never asked to pay for the services, 25 per cent felt police handled reported cases well, while 13 percent cited courtesy and friendliness from the officers.