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Senior traffic officers unable to speak fluent English

25 August 2016, 12:55 Jackson Okata

Nairobi - The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) vetting board has raised concerns over the inability by senior traffic police officers in the rift valley to fluently express themselves in English.

The board, which is vetting all senior traffic police officers in the rift valley region, has been forced to use Kiswahili in its sittings because majority of the officers being vetted find it difficult to communicate in the Queen's language.

The vetting chairman Johnston Kavuludi agreed to the demands by the traffic officers to have them vetted in Kiswahili but urged them to go back to school to learn English because it is mandatory for all police officers to be fluent in both spoken and written Swahili and English.

Kavuludi however wondered how senior police officers could not be able to effectively communicate in English.

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“It is clear that we will have to conduct our vetting in Swahili because majority of the officers being vetted are finding it hard to communicate in English,” said Kavuludi.

“However, I would urge these officers to think of going back to school to learn English because it is important for them to be conversant with both the English and Swahili language,” he said.

The Kavuludi-led commission is in Nakuru to vet over 350 senior traffic police officers serving in the rift valley region.

Those found unfit to serve in the police force will be removed.

- MyNews24

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