Police officers threaten vetting team with death, Kavuludi says
10 February 2016, 20:57
Nairobi - National Police Service Commission NPSC Chairperson Johnson
Kavuludi says his life and that of fellow commissioners are in danger
following death threats from police officers over ongoing vetting.
Capital News reports that the death threats have emanated from officers alleging bias in the ongoing vetting, according to Kavuludi.
“We have been threatened on a day-to-day basis by persons who identify
themselves as police officers or want to be perceived to be police
officers,” he told journalists on Wednesday.
“But what is significant is the correlation between the next cohorts
which the public says it’s the most corrupt including the traffic police
The threats are contained in a letter addressed to President Uhuru
Kenyatta which accuses the NPSC commissioners of receiving bribes from
certain officers for them to be exonerated.
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According to The Standard though, Kavuludi and his team say that they will not step down despite the threats.
“A number of us in our several meetings have been thinking of pushing
a bullet into his dirty mind but we want to give Your Excellency a
chance to address our concerns,” reads part of the letter, allegedly
scripted by dismissed officers.
Kavuludi who refutes the bribery claims says the renewed accusations
are efforts by certain forces to scuttle the vetting exercise that has
seen tens of police officers dismissed.
The amount of bribes the commissioners have been receiving according
to the letter range between KES 1 million and KES 5 million, “depending on
the seriousness of the crime committed.”
“Concerned police officers who have said enough is enough and are
ready for anything including what we have indicated in this letter if
the above issues are not addressed with speed,” the said ‘officers’
The commission has been accused of using three National Intelligence Service officers to push their agenda.
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