Parliament orders suspension of Police recruit training
23 July 2014, 16:29
Nairobi - A parliamentary committee has called for the suspension of the reporting date for 10,000 police recruits pending investigations into allegations of graft in the recruitment process.
Parliament's committee on administration and national security had earlier proposed that the process be delayed as it continues investigations into widespread complaints of graft.
And in a move meant to quell the unrest in the country, deputy speaker Joyce Laboso ordered that the reporting date for the recruits be suspended in the meantime.
" I order that the reporting date for the recruits be suspended until a further date, she said.
The suspension will hand the committee time to go through documents and evidence in their possession, alluding to the fact that the process is flawed.
" The committee is urged to complete the deliberations with haste, she added.
The recruitment process has been under scrutiny for its alleged flaws including bribery, nepotism and other ills.
The National Police Service Commision NPSC has also started internal investigations into the whole process.
Members of parliament allied to both the Jubilee and CORD coalition have been critical of the process, terming it an embarrassment to the nation.
Kenyans have been asked to deliver any evidence of wrong doing during the process to the NPSC for probing.
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