Officer Linda Okello Sparks Fight with IG Boinnet

  • Police officer Linda Okello, commonly remembered for her tight mini skirt, has taken legal action against Inspector General Joseph Boinnet over what she termed as unlawful demotion.

    In her suit papers, Okello asked the court to review her demotion that was based on alleged corruption, asserting that she was not given time to defend herself.

    "The applicant was neither accorded sufficient time to prepare for her defence and probably call witnesses since the orderly room proceedings were conducted a record five hours after an alleged commission of an offence by the applicant without any justifiable reason to do so. This was totally unprocedural and unconstitutional as it goes against the stipulated provisions of the law," Okello's lawyer stated.

    Okello was demoted in January this year, from Corporal to Constable rank, after she was reportedly nabbed with bribe money during an undercover operation at Kirigiti area in Kiambu County.

    Two of her colleagues reportedly escaped from the scene leaving Ms Okello who was purportedly found with Sh1,000 in her pocket.

    In her suit, Ms Okello has also sued assistant Inspector General Jacinta Kinyua, the National Police Service, the Traffic Commandant and the Attorney General.

    The officer came into the limelight in April 2014 after her image was published on a local daily, wearing a tight miniskirt while on official duty at a public function.

    The skirt became the subject of online conversations with authorities threatening to take action against her for the 'indecent' dressing.

    The then police Inspector General David Kimayo, later assured that no disciplinary action was going to be taken against Ms Okello. 

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