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Was Kaindi too old for Uhuru?

02 September 2015, 14:05 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Sacked Deputy Inspector General of Police Grace Kaindi was kicked out of the Police Service due to her old age, it has emerged.

Kaindi was sacked Tuesday by he President, who appointed Joel Mboya Kitili as the new deputy inspector-general of the police. He took over from Kaindi, who was appointed an ambassador in a yet to be known capacity.

Kitili was previously the commandant of the General Service Unit.

The government, in making the decision, claimed that Kitili's promotion and Kaindi's sacking was purely to make things smoother at Police Headquarters.

" Joel Kitili’s nomination will take place with immediate effect, and until the substantive process of appointing the next DIG takes place,” the President said in a statement.

But it has emerged that Kaindi had in fact been on her way out of the service, after earlier being kicked out on age grounds.

The National Police Service Commission NPSC had written to her, asking her to retire on age grounds. Kaindi contested the directive and the NPSC reversed the decision and said she could continue serving until January 2018.

But it was not to be.

" She had been warned and frankly, her time was up. There had been several disagreements between her and other bosses and no one is sad to see her leave," a senior police officer who wished not to be na,med told News24.

" I think if you ask anyone, her thinking was outdated," the officer added.

Kaindi has experience in the police force, where she served in various ranks since her enlistment in 1975.

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