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Sunday 29 March 2015

Sacked police officer wants job back

A sacked police sergeant Juma Etyang’a who by the time of sacking was attached to Nairobi Area Traffic now wants Internal Security minister Joseph Nkaissery to take up the matter and order for his reinstatement after several investigations found him not guilty.
Juma was dismissed in December 2003 and later appealed through the normal procedure but to date no action has been taken. Juma says he wrote several letters to Uhuru Kenyatta when he was the Kanu chairman and official opposition leader for intervention but with no sucess.
He also wrote to then commissioner of police Hussein Ali who at one time directed a review of his dismissal case and a report which was prepared by Joshua Opiyo then Senior Superintendent of police gave his recommendation which was not implemented.
After Ali exited, the matter landed in the hands of Mathew Iteere who also ordered for a review through SSP Ayub  Gitonga. He later wrote to the then director  of KACC Aaron Ringera for intervention. He had also written to the National Police Service Commission which is currently handling the case.
Ali had at one time directed that a report of his dismissal be prepared and on February 26 2013 by then deputy director complaints at police headquarters Thomas Ngului and currently deputy director small arms then senior assistant commissioner.
According to his report, Deputy IG Grace Kaindi directed he be informed to appeal to the NPSC. Juma wrote back to Iteere to intervene and have the report presented to him for direction as he had directed but the chief of staff wrote back to him a harsh letter directing him to go to court. According to Juma, he is too poor to afford a court process. On January 11 2015, he wrote to the Deputy Inspector General Samwel Arachi then acting Inspector General and to date no reply.
Juma says 57 senior officers were reinstated last year after nine years at home and he now wonders why his case is dragging.

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