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NPSC Exhibits at the Nairobi International Trade Fair.



Mr. Patrick Odongo takes interested police officers through the mandate of the Commission.

It was a milestone as the National Police Service Commission(NPSC) participated at the Nairobi International Trade Fair for the first time.  The one week trade fair begun on 29th September and concluded 5th October 2014 at the Jamhuri Park, Nairobi County.
 
The Commission had a presence at the Administration and Kenya Police Stands which provided an opportunity to interact with both the public and police officers and to explain its mandate and activities.
 

NPSC staff,Benjamin Masila and Hilda Gachemi, explain a point to the judges at the Kenya Police Service Stand

Commissioner Mary Owour (NPSC) who visited the Commission’s stand commended staff for the good work. She was accompanied by Commissioner Grace Kaindi (DIG-KPS)

PUBLIC NOTICE

The National Police Service Commission informs the General Public and all persons recruited on 14th July 2014, who were scheduled to report to various Police Training Colleges on 3rd October 2014, that the reporting date has been postponed until further orders and directions from the court.

This has been necessitated by the case filed at the High Court in Nairobi by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) challenging the recruitment process.

Further communication will be released by the Commission upon determination of the case.

Johnston M. Kavuludi, EBS
Chairperson
NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION

Four Senior Officers Scheduled For Review

Four senior officers from the National Police Service found unfit to serve in the service after going through the vetting process but applied for the review of the Decision will this week appear before the Review Panel. The officers, whose cases will be heard on Tuesday9th September, 2014 are: ACP Stephen Kiptum Kemei based at Police Headquarters as Deputy Director Logistics and ACP Paul Bernard Onyango County Commander Administration Police,Kakamega.
The review of ACP Samuel Orina Nyambengi of C.I.D Headquarters, Nairobi and SACP Joseph Musau Nyabengi of Administration Police headquarters will be on Friday 12th September 2013.
The vetting process began late last year as outlined in Section 7 of the National Police Service Act 2011.
The Review Panel consists of:Justice (Rtd) Sarah Ondeyo Chairperson, Dr. John Mutonyi,Dr. Mutuma Ruteere , Mr. Charles K. Muthusi and Mr. Samuel Gathii Karicho and the four commissioners who are Johnston Kavuludi, Murshid Mohamed, Mrs. Mary Owuor and Ronald Musengi .

Vetting of two officers in the ranks of Assistant Commissioners of Police Who Were Away on Foreign Missions

ACP John Gahugu Gachomo

The National Police Service Commission   is today vetting two officers in the ranks of Assistant Commissioners of Police who were not vetted with the rest, in March this year,as they were serving in foreign missions.
 
The two are ACP John Gahugu Gachomo who is based in Liberia and ACP Paul Jimmie Ndambuki who is based at INTERPOL.
 
ACP Paul Jimmie Ndambuki
 
The vetting is being conducted at NPSC offices in Skypark Plaza Westlands  and is the vetting panel is headed by NPSC Chairman Johnston Kavuludi .
 
The veting panel

Statement By The National Police Service Commission On The Audit Of The Police Constables Recruitment Exercise Held On 14th July 2014

 

Pursuant to article 246 subsection 3 (a) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 ,the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) on 14th July 2014 undertook the recruitment of 10,000 people to be trained as police constables and later be deployed to the National Police Service .
The Commission, under by section 13 of the NPSC Act established both the National and Sub-County committees to oversee the exercise with the latter getting direction from the national committee headed by a commissioner at the NPSC.A regulatory policy and guidelines were put in place by the Commission to direct the recruitment exercise.
In compliance with the section 11 (1)( f) of the NPSC Act, the Commission upon the completion of the exercise undertook an audit of the exercise. The Commission incorporated members from the Ministry of Interior and National Co-ordination, Ethics and Anti-CorruptionCommission and Directorate of Criminal Investigation into the audit team. The Audit took two weeks and the findings were submitted to a joint committee comprising the NPSC,EACC,DCI and the Ministry of Interior and National Co-ordination in line with section 10(d) that requires ‘the Commission cooperates with other state agencies ,departments or commissions on any matter that the Commission considers necessary’.
The audit reviewed 621 complaints received about some recruitment centers.These complaints were analyzed to determine the extent to which the recruitment process complied with the laid down guidelines and more specifically to ensure that there was fairness, transparency and integrity in the exercise.
Arising from the nature of issues raised in the complaints ,the Commission is of the considered view that some recruitment centers fell short of the standards set by the Commission and as such the exercise in those centers needs to be annulled and a repeat of the same be undertaken .
All relevant offices and government agencies will be given the full report to enable them take necessary action against members of the recruitment committees found culpable. In this regard each institution will take appropriate action against its officers who were in the recruiting committee and found culpable.
The Ministry of Interior and National Co-ordination will take appropriate administrative and disciplinary action against Sub- County Commissioners, Ministry of Health against Medical officers, Ministry of Education against Education Officers and the National Police Service against Police Officers found responsible and guilty for the malpractices complained about.
All acts which are criminal in nature, corrupt and indicate professional misconduct will be vigorously pursued andprosecuted the results shall be made public.
The Commission thereforeannounces that the recruitment exercise in the following centers is annulled;
1. Tana Delta District Headquarters Centre - Tana Delta Sub-County, Tana River County
2. Mandera North Youth Centre - Mandera East, Mandera County
3. Rhamu Police Station - Mandera North, Mandera County
4. Merti DCs Headquarters - Merti, Isiolo County
5. Kinoru Stadium - Imenti North, Meru County
6. Nguthiru Stadium - Tigania East, Meru County
7. Umau Grounds- Mbeere South, Embu County
8. Njambini, Kingangop, Nyandarua County.
9. Engineer Center - Nyandarua South, Nyandarua County
10.Othaya Stadium, Nyeri South, Nyeri County
11.Gatanga Pri.School - Gatanga, Murang'a County
12.Kandara Stadium - Kandara, Murang'a County
13.Kangema General Kago - Kangema, Murang'a County
14.Kigumo Bendera Sec. School - Kigumo, Murang'a County
15.Police Division Headquaters Kapenguria - West Pokot, West Pokot County
16.Sigor T. Centre - Pokot Central , West Pokot County
17.DC's Office Chepkorio - Keiyo South, Elgeyo Marakwet County
18.Chesoi Primary school - Marakwet East, Elgeyo Marakwet County
19.Moi Girls Sec School - Marakwet West,, Elgeyo Marakwet County
20.Kabsabet Parade Ground, Nandi Central, Nandi County
21.Maraba - Tinderet, Nandi County
22.Eldama Ravine play ground - Koibatek, Baringo County
23.Mogotia P/Station Ground - Mogotio, Baringo County
24.Doldol T. Centre - Laikipia North, Laikipia County
25.DC's Office Bahati - Nakuru North, Nakuru County
26.Njoro Police Station - Njoro, Nakuru County
27.Narok Stadium - Narok North, Narok County
28.Ololulunga Baraza Park - Narok South, Narok County
29.Maasai Technical School - Kajiado Central, Kajiado County
30.DC's office - Mashuru, Kajiado County
31.Kipkelion Centre - Kipkelion, Kericho County
32.Bomet Centre - Bomet sub-county, Bomet County
33.DC's Office - Sotik, Bomet County
34.Isanjiro Pri. School - Kakamega North (Malava), Kakamega County
35.Kimilili Amtala Sports Centre - Kimilili, Bungoma County
36.Amagoro Primary School - Teso North, Busia County
A public announcement ona new date for the repeat shall be communicated in due course.

THANK YOU

Johnston M. Kavuludi, EBS, SS
Chairman, National Police Service Commission
12th August 2014

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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