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Statement By Commission Chair Mr. Johnston Kavuludi On The Appointment Of Officers Into The New National Police Service Ranks


STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION MR. JOHNSTON KAVULUDI ON THE APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS INTO THE NEW NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE RANKS

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NPSC Chairman Johnston Kavuludi(centre) with the Inspector General David Kimaiyo(L) and Commissioner Murshid Mohamed (R) briefing the media on the new police ranks.

 

The National Police Service Act, Section 7 (1) and (2) stipulates that all persons who were immediately before the commencement of the Act, officers or employees of Kenya Police Force and Administration Police Force, including officers working with the Criminal Investigations Department shall, upon the commencement of this Act become members of the National Police Service and shall undergo vetting by the Commission to assess their suitability and competence.
The Commission therefore commenced the vetting exercise in December 2013 and so far 198 officers have been vetted.
The vetting is dual purposed, whereas the Commission is looking at the officers suitability and competence, it is at the same time assessing the officers skills, experience and qualifications for purposes of determining their suitability for appointment in the new ranks.
The new ranks reflect a leaner structure that will bring about improved effectiveness and efficiency in the service.
The new ranks are Senior Assistant Inspector General, Assistant Inspector General and Commissioner of Police.

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Media briefing on new police ranks at the NPSC boardroom.

The positions of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police I and II, Assistant Commissioner of police are henceforth abolished and a new position of Assistant Superintendent of Police has been created and will be above the Chief Inspector
No officer vetted and found suitable has been left out of these appointments. This exercise was conducted taking into consideration the principles of fairness, regional and ethnic consideration.
A total of 172 officers have been appointed to the new ranks and the following is the breakdown per rank and service.
Seven officers have been appointed to the rank of SAIG and they will be deployed as follows:

Office of the IG – 3
Kenya Police Services – 2
Administration Police Service – 1
Directorate of Criminal Investigations – 1
Sixty three officers have been appointed to the rank of Assistant Inspector General.

One hundred and two officers have been appointed to the rank of Commissioner of Police
The Commission has therefore approved these appointments and authorized the Inspector General to proceed and deploy them accordingly.

Thank you.

JOHNSTON KAVULUDI

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