Parliamentary committee wants review of police allowances

The National Assembly departmental committee on administration and security is calling for an urgent review of police allowances to boost their morale.

Through its chair, Paul Koinage MP, the committee which met West Pokot police chiefs at its Kapenguria headquarters said that they are keen on facilitating the police in service delivery.

The committee which toured Trans Nzoia within the north rift region cited West Pokot as a hotspot area owing to frequent border conflicts due to cattle rustling and banditry hence the need to incentivise officers stationed there.

Koinage who was accompanied by four other members of his committee said the officers faced a myriad of challenges including lack of transport as they conduct operations in areas with rough terrain.

“We have heard from the police and we are going to present their needs and on top are the allowances that need to be reviewed immediately and housing for the police officers,” the MP said.

During the inspection, they applauded the police for good work and urged members of the public to collaborate by volunteering information.

West Pokot county police commander Jackson Tumwet said that they presented their views to the committee and hoped that their grievances among them allowances, transportation and housing, especially in remote parts of the county, would be addressed.



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