President William Ruto’s administration has ordered the immediate transfer of police officers who have been stationed in the same location for more than three years.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki testified before the Senate National Security, Defense, and Foreign Relations Committee that the administration has already launched wholesale transfers of officers.
Kindiki further ordered that the procedure be finished within 60 days, threatening individuals who do not comply with the order with having their paychecks withheld.
“The government has issued a directive that any officer who continues to resist or does not transfer to a different station after 60 days will have his or her salary terminated.” That’s how serious it is,” Kindiki continued.
Kindiki, who revealed that the instruction was issued two weeks ago, also stated that the government has decided to limit police officers assigned to special operations to a maximum of one year at a station.
“For those doing serious operations, normally we move them within one year because of the kinetic and demanding nature of the operations they are involved in,” Kindiki went on to say.
He also revealed how officers killed in the line of duty get compensated.
Kindiki disclosed that the officers are eligible for a package that comprises a one-time payout equal to eight years of gross income.