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Kenya:Police officers monitoring 2017 polls to be vetted - Kavuludi
Published on 23-08-2016 - at 01:40' by Daily Nation

NPSC chairman Johnston Kavuludi said the ongoing vetting will soon come to an end.

The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has assured Kenyans that all police officers who will be deployed to monitor the 2017 general elections will be vetted.

NPSC chairman Johnston Kavuludi said the ongoing vetting will soon come to an end.

However, he did not indicate when it will be concluded.

“We shall complete vetting of all police officers very soon because we are through with the senior officers and we are now employing a different mechanism to vet the junior officers.

“We hope that by the time we go to the polls we shall have completed the process,” said Mr Kavuludi who spoke in Nakuru on Monday.

The NPSC boss said at least 1,556 officers from the rank of assistant superintendent of police to the senior assistant inspector-general have been vetted.

Out of those, 1,501 were successful while one opted not to be vetted and has since retired, he added.

He said 80 were removed from the service for failing to show competence and capability, but after appeals some 47 officers got back their jobs but 33 officers were found not suitable to be in the service.

Mr Kavuludi had paid a courtesy call on the Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Wanyama Musiambo ahead of the vetting of 330 traffic police officers in the region which starts Tuesday at Hotel Kunste.

The vetting will be go on until September 3, 2016.

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NPSC chairman Johnston Kavuludi (2nd left) when he paid a courtesy call to Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Wanyama Musiambo (3rd left) in Nakuru on August 22, 2016. Mr Kavuludi said all police officers who will be involved in monitoring the 2017 elections will be vetted.

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