Police chief Boinnet terms bribe report unfair, malicious

Written By: Claire Wanja

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet

The National Police Service (NPS) says a report carried on a local daily in which the police are accused receiving bribes to allow Al-Shabaab into the country is full of unfair inferences, distortions and appears to be driven by malice.

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In a statement by Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, says NPS read the report which was largely based on their Investigations into an improvised explosive (VBID) found in Merti in February 2018 and that the story carried was malicious and painted the police, especially those engaged in dangerous counter terrorism efforts, in bad light.

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“We take exception to the malicious distortions and allegations of bribery that have not an iota of facts published by the Nation that serve only to insult the souls of our brave security personnel from all agencies who have been killed or maimed while on counter terrorism operations. All Kenyans of goodwill are aware of the fruits of the painstaking efforts and sacrifices made daily by our personnel to protect and defend our country from terrorist elements.” The statement said

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The statement further noted that to exaggerate the report in such a way only serves as an aid to the enemy.

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“Therefore, whilst we are aware the border is porous and could allow infiltration and that there exists corrupt individuals within the police, to exaggerate in a sensational manner such grave matters that only serves to aid the enemy is unfair to all Kenyans.”  The statement noted.

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