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Monday, 21 July 2014

ZAKAYO DEMANDS REMOVAL OF COPS



Kuresoi MP Zakayo  Cheruiyot has asked the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo to transfer all officers attached to Olenguruone Police Station in order to restore public confidence in the police force.


The legislator termed police brutality as unacceptable urging the Inspector General to fire officers accused of killing a woman under police custody.

The MP said residents had made numerous complaints for being harassed by police officers demanding bribes and no action has been taken.

“Although I don’t support the action of stoning a police station and closure of business in Olenguruone, I want the Inspector General to move in with speed and make complete overhaul of the police station because as things stand, residents have expressed their concern and doubt on police officers,” he said.

The MP noted that bodaboda, bar and matatu operators have been accusing some officers for demanding bribes and threatening those who fail to part away with cash.
He said he has directed the security committee in the district to take stern action on the officers mentioned without success.

Similar sentiments were expressed by deputy governor Joseph Rutto who said residents had given the police a one-week ultimatum to book the dishonest officers who arrested Careen Chepkoech Rono before she died in the cells.

He said area leaders have demanded for the removal of all police officers in Olenguruone division in order to attract public confidence in the police force.