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DCI justifies why citizens pay Sh1000 for Certificate of Good Conduct but Kenyans are not buying it
By Fay Ngina | Updated Jun 19, 2019 at 13:55 EAT
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Sample of a Certificate of Good Conduct in Kenya
SUMMARY

The netizen, only identified as Keg Ambassador, asked the DCI why he has to pay for the certificate of good conduct to prove that he is not a criminal

DCI, using their Twitter handle, responded to him and justified the reason why Kenyans are charged the amount to get a police clearance

Most Kenyans, especially those seeking for employment in government institutions, have come across the need to having a certificate of good conduct or what other people refer to as police clearance.

On Wednesday 19 May, a concerned citizen took it to Twitter and posed a question to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) regarding the police clearance and why it costs Sh100 to acquire it.

The netizen, only identified as Keg Ambassador, asked the DCI why he has to pay for the certificate of good conduct to prove that he is not a criminal.

“Hi @DCI_Kenya, why do I have to pay to prove that am not a criminal. Am talking about the Police Clearance - Certificate of Good Conduct. It’s expensive to be a law abiding citizen. Please answer me,” asked the Twitter user.

DCI, using their Twitter handle, responded to him and justified the reason why Kenyans are charged the amount to get a police clearance.

The DCI said that it’s the processes involved in acquiring one that costs money.

“Good afternoon @KegAmbassadorKE. Please note that you DO NOT have to pay to prove your innocence. However, if you need to have the certificate as tangible proof, then you must pay that Govt Service Fee to facilitate all the processes involved. The resources involved are at a cost,” DCI responded.

However, there is a section on Kenyans on Twitter who did not buy the DCI’s justification. Here’s what some of them had to say; 


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