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Monday 2 February 2015

Coast security chiefs vetting set to resume

Vetting of senior police officers at the coast resumes on Friday after it was disrupted by last year’s attacks in Lamu County.
National Police Service Commission chairman Johnson Kavuludi said the vetting of at least 74 officers in the ranks of OCPD and OCS would be concluded on Monday.
“We had to call it off last year when the attacks broke out so as to give the officers time to concentrate on dealing with the situation. Vetting of these officers will determine their suitability to serve in the service depending on their competence and skills,” he said.
The attacks in Mpeketoni and other parts of Lamu County that were carried out by suspected Al-Shabaab militants left more than 60 people dead.
Mr Kavuludi, who was addressing journalists at Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa’s office, said the commissioners would hold an orientation for members of the interviewing panel, who have never participated in past vetting, today.
He said officers found to serve will be moved to new ranks that were gazetted late last year.

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