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Clerics urge President to take action against IG Kimaiyo

03 October 2014, 12:13 John Kioko

Kwale - Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) in Kwale have urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to take action against Inspector General of Police, David Kimaiyo, for failing to address problems facing the police service.

The Council chair in South Coast, Sheik Hamisi Banda, said that Kimaiyo has not yet honored promises to transform the service.

Speaking in Diani on Thursday, Sheikh Banda said that the continued corruption cases among police officers is as a result of lack of funds.

He said that it is unfortunate that three police officers still share a room, have no hardship allowances and medical cover among other important things.

“The Inspector General of Police has not done anything to prove that he is ready to transform the police we are still not seeing changes. This is why we are witnessing a lot of corruption cases among them," he alleged.

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CIPK now want Kimaiyo to take responsibility of all corruption cases being faced by some police officials across the country because of his failure to help them.

“If officers are given enough money to live in good conditions, we are very sure they won’t be extorting people as they do currently,” he claimed.

He said that police are very important in the country since they play a major role of providing security and should therefore be respected and treated well.

“We know that the security department is the one which get a lot of money out of the country's revenue and therefore we don’t want to see our brothers suffering," he said.

Sheikh Banda who was flanked by other officials said that President Uhuru Kenyatta should intervene and arrest the situation.

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“If Kimaiyo is tired, let him go home and give chance to young Kenyans who are ready to transform the police department,” he noted.

He said CIPK and Kenyans at large will not allow police to be exposed to oppression by Kimaiyo because of his failure to deliver.

CIPK also advised Phillip Kameru, the new Director General of the National Intelligence Service, to bring change by ensuring coordination between various departments.

“He must make sure that NIS, Police and CID work in harmony unlike before so that we can have a secure country," he noted.

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