Demonstrations in Nairobi over Kaindi sacking
04 September 2015, 17:32
Nairobi - There have been demonstrations in Nairobi over the sacking of Deputy Inspector General of Police Grace Kaindi.
The demonstrations were led by a group of women who were angered by the removal of the senior most woman in the National Police Service.
The demonstrations took place from the Milimani Law Courts where an activist had gone to appeal the decision to sack Kaindi and eventually ended up at Police Headquarters at Vigilance House in the City Centre.
According to those taking part in the demonstration, the sacking of Kaindi was illegal and infringed on the rights of women.
" The sacking was unconstitutional and must be reversed," one of the protesters, Winnie Mukami told News24.
" Even if the sacking was a right of the President, he could have promoted a woman to ensure gender balance," she added.
The calls echoed that of another protester Jane Nguku, who felt that the move was unfair to women folk.
" The constitution guarantees women a senior position in the Police Service and for the President to disregard it is bordering on neglect," she stated.
The move has also been lambasted by opposition leaders.
The official statement from the government on the move has been that the change is to drive home reforms in the Police Service.
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