Police Advertise Top Jobs After Raila's Revelation

  • The National Police Service Commission has advertised top police jobs two days after National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of usurping the functions of the body.

    The positions advertised were Deputy Inspector General in charge of Kenya Police Service, Deputy Inspector General in charge of Administration Police Service and the Director of Criminal Investigations.

    After President Kenyatta made changes to the Police service recently, Raila accused him of taking over the powers of the National Police Service Commission and the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA).

    When making a partial announcement of his new cabinet, President Kenyatta replaced former DCI Chief Ndegwa Muhoro with George Kinoti in an acting capacity.

    Joel Kitili was also dropped as the Acting Deputy Inspector-General in charge of Kenya Police, with Edward Njoroge Mbugua taking over from him in an acting capacity.

    [caption caption="Former DCI boss Ndegwa Muhoro"][/caption]

    Noor Yarao Gabao was named as the acting Deputy Inspector-General in charge of Administration Police Service, taking over from Samuel Arachi.

    Following the appointments, Raila stated that the Jubilee administration was keen on doing away with police reforms which came with the 2010 Constitution.

    "Mr Kenyatta is looking for the next lot of officers who owe allegiance directly to him, to do the dirty work for him in the days ahead.

    "And he has adopted the attitude that he has a right to act with impunity in the belief that he will never have to face Kenyans again, having usurped power through fraud and force," Raila's  statement read in part.

    President Kenyatta is currently in South Africa on a three-day official visit.

    [caption caption="The first page of NASA's statement"][/caption]

    [caption caption="The first page of NASA's statement"][/caption]