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Sunday, 21 September 2014

MALABA OCS OPERATES FROM LODGING THREE WEEKS AFTER TRANSFER

Malaba Police Station OCS has been operating from a lodging for the last one month.
Chacha Marwa was transferred from Trans Mara in Narok county but he has been forced to stay in a lodging after failing to get access to a government house which his predecessor was occupying.

Sources say that the former OCS Hassan Hassan who was transferred to Trans Mara Police Station as a staffing officer has refused to hand over the house to the new OCS forcing him to operate from a guest house.

It was further revealed that the former OCS was not willing to move away from Malaba Police Station since his new position as a staffing officer was like a demotion.
“The new OCS has been operating from a lodging since he reported at the station three weeks ago because the former OCS had refused to hand over the station, staff and even the house he used to occupy,” a junior officer said.

Senior officers posted at Malaba border are not willing to leave from the area whenever they are transferred to other stations because most of them end up becoming rich from illicit activities across the border.
Insider sources say that some junior officers give out bribes in order to be transferred to Malaba border where they end up making more money from cross border business especially corruption cases after impounding illegal goods entering into the country illegally  from those who evade to pay taxes.

Local residents have been accusing security officers at Malaba border of sleeping on the job especially when aliens from South Sudan and Burundi have been arrested in Bungoma by their colleagues after sneaking through the border without their knowledge.

“It is true most of our security officers are here to make quick and easy money because they don’t take their work seriously as compared to Uganda security officers,” one clearing agent said on condition of anonymity fearing for his safety.