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Private missions on police aircraft are ordinary

22 April 2015, 13:02 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Private missions on police aircraft are ordinary, Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery has said, in response to queries on the use of a police aircraft on a private mission.

Nkaissery defended the police air-wing commandant Rogers Mbithi over his handling of the unit’s aircraft used by the GSU Recce squad for their Garissa University College rescue mission.

Members of Mbithi’s family who flew aboard a police aircraft heading back to Nairobi from Mombasa had been duly authorized as the aircraft was returning from a training flight and did not delay the takeoff of the Recce squad.

The Recce squad arrived in Garissa over 12 hours after the attack begun, and cleared the terrorists in less than 30 minutes, but the issue now has been why they did not arrive earlier.

The aircraft was not there, but Nkaissery has stepped in to ensure there is no more controversy created.

" Indeed the aircraft was used to transport the family, but it is nothing out of the ordinary," noted the CS.

Mbithi had claimed that his family was coincidentally in Mombasa and used the plane because there were available seats on it.

However, members of the public, the opposition and activists have posed the question.

How can public property be used for a private mission?

" That statement is immoral and to defend the actions of the police air-wing boss is the height of impunity," Flora Ojwang, a human rights activist based in Nairobi said.

" How can he be defended and many people lost their loved ones. We will still petition for action to be taken. It is unacceptable, she added.

Mbithi was not among several police bosses suspended from office over the handling of the Garissa attack but it is likely his name will again be mentioned.

A special Committee comprising officers from the Interior Ministry and the office of the Inspector General will lead a probe into the Garissa University college massacre in which 148 people were killed where his actions will also likely be probed once again.

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