Shock as Over 7000 Police Officers Miss Salaries

  • Details have emerged that approximately 7,860 police officers are working without pay for allegedly breaching a directive by the authorities.

    The officers have not received their June salaries after they failed to declare their wealth as provided by the constitution.

    ''Salaries for police officers were paid a week early this month since the Treasury had to close its accounts in readiness for the 2016/2017 financial year,'' Daily Nation reports.

    According to regulations, police officers are supposed to declare their wealth after every two years to enable the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) audit their lifestyle.

    The over 7,000 officers were shocked to find out that their salaries had not been deposited in the respective accounts, despite some of their colleagues receiving their pay.

    The officers have until June 15 to comply or risk missing their next salaries.

    NPSC is currently vetting the traffic police, a number of whom have failed to account for their wealth.

    302 police officers were recently sacked after they failed to provide crucial documents before the vetting panel in Nyanza.