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7 senior Police officers sacked

20 January 2016, 20:32

Nairobi - Seven senior Police officers have been sacked after their conduct was investigated by the National Police Service Commision NPSC.

The Daily Nation Reports that the 7 were relieved of duty for various reasons.

Among the officers dismissed are Nelson Omwenga, Lawrence Martin Kariuki, William Meto Kiprotich , Joseph Kipkemoi Kemeli who are senior superintendents of police.

Other officers are Jackson Muriuki Magambo, Samuel Olentutu Olenkiti and Samuel Bore Kipwese, all superintendents of police.

According to The Star, the most curious case was that of Omwenga who had allegedly stayed in the job 22 years without any valid certificates.

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He is said to have used someone else's credentials to get the job in the Police and used the same identity throughout.

Omwenga passed vetting and served 22 years, rising through the ranks undetected. NPSC chairman Johnston Kavuludi said he had been cleared and found competent.

"But members of the public and some officers informed us he forged documents, prompting fresh investigations," Kavuludi is quoted as saying. " His certificates suggest he sat for KCPE at 10 years, which is not possible. Investigators went to his village and found family members knew him by a different name. There is another Nelson Nyakundi somewhere," he added.

The vetting of 31 other senior officers has been stopped in the meantime to allow for further investigations.

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