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Statement By The National Police Service Commission On The Police Recruitment Exercise - 8th August 2014

The National Police Service Commission wishes to confirm that the Inter-Agency Working Group that was tasked to audit the recently concluded police recruitment, handed over its findings to the Joint Committee comprising the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission, the National Intelligence Service, the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the National Police Service Commission on Monday 4th August 2014.

Upon receiving the report, the Joint Committee gave the working group further instructions that will ensure all concerns raised by the Parliamentary Committee on Administration and Security are addressed.
The Inter Agency Working Group has now re- submitted report to the Joint Committee which the Committee is currently reviewing it before it is released to the relevant authorities and members of the public.
In the meantime we wish to seek of all stakeholders as to allow the Joint Committee adequate time to enable adequate time to review the report and give its recommendations. The Commission anticipates that the report will be ready for release to the public by mid next-week.


For further clarifications please contact;
Mr. Khalid M. Salim
Director/Information, Education and Communication
National Police Service Commission
0723-699994

Joint Statement On The Police Recruitment Exercise

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION MR. JOHNSTON KAVULUDI AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ETHICS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSSION MR. MUMO MATEMU ON THE POLICE RECRUITMENT EXERCISE

While the NPSC recognizes the different mandates and responsibilities of independent offices and Commissions in protecting the sovereignty of the people, secure observance by all state organs of democratic value and principle as articulated as articulated in Article 249 (1) a,b and c , it also appreciates the need for all these offices to uphold democracy and fair administration of justice.
Arising from the foregoing the National Police Service Commission together with the Ministry of Interior and National Co-ordination, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission , National Intelligence Services, National Police Service have come together to address the various complaints received and would in the meantime I wish to assure Kenyans that the matter is receiving utmost attention .
Subsection 3 (a) of Article 246 of the Kenya Constitution 2010, confers on the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) the mandate to recruit and appoint persons to hold or act in offices in the National Police Service. Pursuant to the Constitution, the National Police Service Commission Act, 2011 and the National Police Service Act, 2011, the NPSCon Monday 30th June 2014 advertised in both the print media and the National Broadcaster its intention to recruit 10,000 suitable and qualified candidates to be trained as Police Constables.
The recruitment was carried out on Monday 14th July, 2014 starting 8.00am but owing to the huge turnout in some areas the exercise spilled over late into the night of 14th July and early Tuesday 15th July.
The National Police Service Commission has since the conclusion of the exercise received commendations well as reports of alleged irregularities in relation to the exercise.
Those who participated in the recruitment exercise were provided with guidelines and at this point we would like to confirm that these guidelines will be the basic tool that will inform any decision affecting the outcome of the exercise.

Most of the complaints so far received can be categorized as follows;
1. Corrupt practices
2. Ethnicity and Nepotism
3. Political Interference
The Commission still continues to receive compliments, complaints and enquiries from members of the public through the Ministry of Interior , National Co-ordination the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, , civil society organizations among many others.
A Multi Agency Working Group comprisingthe above mentioned parties has been formed and will be chaired by Commissioner Murshid Mohamed. They will collect, collate and analyze all complaints and make recommendations to the Commission for further action.
A comprehensive audit report will then be issued ,we wish to assure the citizens of Kenya that together we have undertaken a collaborative approach to undertake a comprehensive audit of the complaints received and will not hesitate to take stern action on anybody found culpable and where necessary such action shall include nullification of the exercise at the affected centers.
Where cases of corruption and bribery will be detected, the EACC will proceed to take action as per the law.
We would like to thank all members of the public who have already forwarded evidence of malpractices, maladministration and corruption
As per our earlier statement, the Commission still invites members of the public, candidates, observers and leaders with information that can assist the audit to submit the same either in personat the Commission’s offices at Sky Park Plaza, Westland; or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. up to the end of the seven day period which lapses on Thursday 24th 2014 . The information can also be sent by post to Post Office Box number 47363-00100, Nairobi as per our earlier statement

THANK YOU

Statement By The Commission’s Chairman Mr. Johnston Kavuludi On Alleged Malpractices During The Recruitment Of Police Officers

Subsection 3 (a) of Article 246 of the Kenya Constitution 2010, confers on the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) the mandate to recruit and appoint persons to hold or act in offices in the National Police Service. Pursuant to the Constitution, the National Police Service Commission Act, 2011 and the National Police Service Act, 2011, the NPSC on Monday 30th June 2014 advertised in both the print media and the National Broadcaster its intention to recruit 10,000 suitable and qualified candidates to be trained as Police Constables.

The Commission would like to confirm that prior to the commencement of the exercise it prepared adequately by providing guidelines and briefing the respective regional co-coordinators thoroughly on the exercise.  It also appointed broad-based Sub county recruitment teams.  This allowed for the much needed broad-based consultation and public participation.

The Commission also allowed a number of independent institutions to objectively observe the process and report their findings.

 The recruitment was carried out on Monday 14th July, 2014 starting 8.00am in 289 designated recruitment centers across the 47 Counties. However, in centers where a large turnout was experienced the exercise spilled over late into the night and early Tuesday.

The attention of the Commission has been drawn to complaints by candidates, members of the public and leaders that the exercise was fraught with irregularities. Despite the complaints, the Commission has been carrying out a monitoring and evaluation of the exercise to establish whether the guidelines were indeed adhered to.

It is imperative to note that recruitment is not complete until all the results and reports from all the respective chairpersons of the panels have been received fully analyzed and found satisfactory

Subsequently all claims of impropriety will be fully investigated in the intervening period before the recruits report for training. All recruited persons will also undergo vetting during this period to verify the authenticity of their certificates and suitability to join the service.

This is also aimed at checking into their records as to their criminality or otherwise which is key to the Police Service.

In centers where it is ascertained that the exercise was not above board, recruitment will be annulled and will leading to a repeat of the recruitment exercise in all the affected areas. Action will also be taken against those who will be found culpable during the recruitment exercise including administrative action and possible prosecution.

The Commission would like to thank all members of the public who have already forwarded evidence of malpractices, maladministration and corruption

The Commission further  invites  members of the public, candidates, observers and leaders with information both positive and negative that can assist the audit panel to submit the same either in person at the Commission’s offices at Sky Park Plaza, Westlands;  or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within seven days from today, Thursday  17th July 2014. The information can also be sent by post to Post Office Box number 47363-00100, Nairobi.

The Commission requests for calm as it conducts the audit and to assure the public of its commitment to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment exercise.

Finally, The Commission appreciates the interest shown by young Kenyans who aspire to be police officers for turning up in large numbers for the recruitment. The Commission would also like to commend the recruitment panels for accomplishing their assignment under very challenging circumstances, given that this was the largest recruitment of police officers ever undertaken in the Country.

THANK YOU

Statement By The Chairman Of The National Police Service Commission Mr. Johnston Kavuludi On The Recruitment Of Police Officers On 14th July 2014

Subsection 3 (a) of Article 246 of the Kenya Constitution 2010, confers on the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) the mandate to recruit and appoint persons to hold or act in offices in the National Police Service. Pursuant to the Constitution, the National Police Service Commission Act, 2011 and the National Police Service Act, 2011, the NPSC on Monday 30th June 2014 announced its intention to recruit 10,000 young Kenyans to be trained as Police Constables. The recruitment will take place on Monday 14th July, 2014 starting 8.00am in designated recruitment centers across the 47 Counties as indicated in our advertisement.

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