Hold your horses, Judiciary tells Uhuru
07 April 2015, 21:38
Nairobi - The Judiciary has told president Uhuru Kenyatta to respect it and let the due process continue after he ordered 10,000 police recruits to report for training despite a pending court case.
In a statement, the Judiciary said Tuesday that it had fast-tracked a case in which the recruitment of the officers has been contested until corruption and bribery allegations against it are probed.
It said that it will now have a conclusion to the case on May 8, 2015.
The statement followed a directive by the president that the recruits be allowed to join the Kenya Police training school to help the country fight terrorism in the wake of the Garissa University terror attacks that saw 148 people killed.
" The president must follow due court processes but in the spirit of cooperation in the wake of the terror attacks, the judgement on the case will be delivered May 8, 2015, the statement said.
The Independent Police Oversight Authority IPOA had said it would sue Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett if he went through with plans to admit the recruits at the Kiganjo Police Training College and other institutions whilst the case was still ongoing.
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