EACC WANT TO BE ENJOINED IN A SUIT FILED BY A SENIOR POLICE OFFICE AGAINST NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION.

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National Police Service Commission (NPSC) Chairman Johnston Kavuludi with Ispekta general of police David Kimaiyo and a commission member addressing a press conference.

BY SAM ALFAN

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) wants to be enjoined in a suit that was filed by senior police officers who were vetted by the National Police Service Commission.

Through its lawyer Jennifer Shamalah EACC says they have been investigating the officers and have information about the police officers who were vetted by the police panel which they want to share with the court.

The case was however adjourned to the 27th of this month after Shamalah alerted the court that her dad passed on and she should be allowed time to attend to his funeral arrangements. In the suit through Kenya Council of Employment and Migration Agency, the senior police officers want the court to restrain the National Police Service Commission, its chairman and its eight commissioners from dismissing, vetting and sacking them until a new vetting panel is re-constituted.

They also want the commissioners at the vetting panel to be vetted first before vetting the senior police officers.

The petitioners’ claim that if the respondents are not prohibited from soliciting for bribes then such failure will see them lose their jobs and such losses would never be adequately compensated through an award of damages.

They further claim that the vetting process is laced with a lot of illegality because participation of the Inspector General and his two deputies presents a conflict of interest.

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