New NPSC team promises promotions in 100 days

General Service Unit (GSU) officers during a past pass-out parade in Embakasi, Nairobi. [File, Standard]
The new members of the National Police Service Commission took oath of office yesterday, with a pledge to fast track all pending promotions of officers within 100 days.

The commission also vowed to implement the findings of the biometric police registration. The team promised to deliver a clear human resource data in 100 days.

“Within our first 100 days in office we will fast track at least 75 per cent of the backlog and stagnation in promotions across the ranks and fast track determination of 75 per cent of the backlog in disciplinary cases facing police officers,” said commission chairman Eliud Kinuthia.

He added that he would work towards facilitating police officers to become home owners under the new home owners programme of the Big Four Agenda.

Kinuthia said the commission will help the National Police Service implement a policy framework and strategy on reorganisation of the service.

He will lead in operationalisation of the new harmonised command structure at regional, county, sub-county and ward levels and the integration and reorientation of the new general duty police officers under command of deputy inspector general.

He pledged to ensure the new Police Housing Policy among others are implemented and there is demolition of slum structures and dilapidated make shift houses in police lines.

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