Uhuru violates Constitution as he makes new police appointment


02 Sep 2015 | by
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 Uhuru violates Constitution as he makes new police appointment

Deputy Inspector General of Police Grace Kaindi was on Tuesday sacked and replaced by the General Service Unit Commandant Joel Kitili.This is in blatant disregard of the constitution which dictates that one of the Deputy Inspector General's must be a woman...................

Deputy Inspector General of Police Grace Kaindi was on Tuesday sacked and replaced by the General Service Unit Commandant Joel Kitili.This is in blatant disregard of the constitution which dictates that one of the Deputy Inspector General's must be a woman.President Uhuru Kenyatta then appointed Kaindi as ambassador of Kenya but did not specify to which country. This in effect renders Kaindi jobless.

Uhuru also sacked Director of the National Counter Terrorism Centre Isaac Ochieng and appointed him too as  appointed ambassador with no posting.Insiders opine that Kaindi was sacked because of her resistance to a Sh Sh12 billion police equipment purchase being pushed by Interior Ministry in a single sourcing initiative..

“Today I have nominated Grace Kaindi, the Deputy Inspector General to serve as Ambassador of Kenya. To ensure a smooth transition and continue the ongoing reforms in the National Police Service, I have nominated Mr. Joel Kitili, as acting Deputy Inspector General, with immediate effect, and until the substantive processing of appointment of the next DIG takes place,” President Kenyatta said in a statement.

In June this year the National Police Service Commission chairman Johnstone Kavuludi had resolved that Kaindi will serve until January 2018.Kavuludi, in a letter to Inspector General Joseph Boinett, cancelled the initial letter dated December 2014 directing Kaindi to go on three months leave pending retirement.She turned 60 on July 25 2015.“Our letter of December 2014 giving notice for your retirement from October 2015 stands cancelled,” the letter from Kavuludi had said then.

He said Kaindi is a constitutional office holder appointed to serve a fiveyear term and is eligible for a one-year extension in consideration of age.President Kenyatta also replaced Director of National Counter Terrorism Centre and long serving senior National Intelligence Service (NIS) officer Isaac Ochieng and replaced him with Martin Kimani.

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