Police Reforms Group calls for public participation in police vetting exercise
26 November 2013, 19:52
Nairobi - The Police Reforms Working Group-Kenya (PRWG-K) has urged Kenyans to participate fully in the process of vetting all police officers that was launched by the National Police Service Commission on Monday.
In a press conference held in Nairobi on Tuesday, the group commended the National Police Service Commission for concluding the development of the vetting tools and regulations and initiating the police vetting process after a long wait.
“It is worth noting that we have collaborated with the Commission especially in development and validation of the vetting tools and regulations and wish to commend the Commission for spearheading this process,”said Peter Kiama a director at PRWG-K
He urged Kenyans to shun ignorance adding that that this is a golden opportunity to restore professionalism and public confidence in the service and as a country, we can either choose to seize and transform national policing or live with an incompetent and unprofessional service.
“For the first time the country has a realistic opportunity to realign policing towards public safety and security,” he said
He revealed that they have set up a Vetting Secretariat to support the public and police officers to understand how to submit their information, to monitor the vetting process in Nairobi and all counties as well as collect, collate and submit information on individual police officers to the Commission.
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