Kimaiyo warns police over misuse of firearms
25 September 2014, 21:00
Mombasa - Inspector General of Police, David Kimaiyo has raised concerns over the conduct and integrity of some security officers in the country warning that punitive measures will be taken against those who misuse their firearms on line of duty.
Kimaiyo however challenged all commanders at all levels to take it upon themselves to understand the conduct and character of the officers they supervise.
Kimaiyo said cases of misuse of firearms in the country are increasingly putting the lives of public at risk, and warning that commanders and individual officers will be accountable for any misconduct.
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The move comes a day after five people were seriously injured in shootout at Makueni on Tuesday.
Speaking on the sidelines of Senior Administration police annual conference in Mombasa, he said NPS will not tolerate misconduct in the service who a few officers who want to tarnish the image of the police.
Kimaiyo said nobody is above the law and that law and order must be followed as per the constitution to ensure peace prevails in the entire country.
The Inspector General of police also said the National Police Service (NPS) is striving for the highest standards of professionalism and discipline among its members to prevent corruption and ensure transparency in the service.
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