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NAIROBI, KENYA: The high court has barred the police from impounding private vehicles with tinted windows saying the law only applies to Public Service Vehicles (PSV).
A motorist has sued the police boss over his directive. Mr Justice George Odunga said the directive by the Inspector General of Police, David Kimaiyo, only targets Public Service Vehicles.
A taxi driver removes window tint in Eastleigh, Nairobi on May 15, 2014. Private motorists got a reprieve Thursday when the High court temporarily stopped the directive that all motor vehicles with tinted windows be impounded.
- Nyasa Times
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Joseph Gathua removes tint from his car windows on May 14, 2014 after the Inspector-General of Police issued a directive banning vehicles from having tinted windows.
President Kenyatta has stirred hornet’s nest by vesting the renamed Provincial Administration with stately powers.
The President will have influence over the appointment of Police Inspector-General if an amendment to the National Police Service Act is signed into law.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 28 – Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has asked his officers to ignore a shoot-to-kill order issued by the provincial administration in Mombasa, against gunmen who attacked a church in Likoni last Sunday. Kimaiyo says police officers must operate within the law, which is explicit under the National Police Service Act. “Nobody in this country is authorised to shoot-to-kill whether it is a law enforcement officer. Due process of the law must be followed; an officer may be justified to use his official firearm when his life is in imminent danger,” Kimaiyo said on Friday in response to a question during a meeting with members of the Editors’ Guild. He said there could also be justification to use a firearm when the life of another person is in danger or property is at risk. He explained that the use of firearms “is not to shoot to kill. He said that even he could not order policemen to shoot-to-kill, since such a decision can only be made at the discretion of the officer at a scene of...
100 youths detained as Likoni toll hits 6
Nairobi, Kenya: Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has sparked a fresh war with the National Police Service Commission ( NPSC) over the transfer of senior police officers. The IG’s move is the latest in a series of actions that have caused an uproar and ended up in court. Kimaiyo ignored a court order issued by Justice George Odunga blocking the removal of officers who were manning weighbridges. He had transferred the officers from the weighbridges on claims of corruption but the commission opposed the move. Last year, the IG posted 141 county commanders without involving the commission. Kimaiyo defended himself saying the officers had been deployed and not transferred but the court dismissed this, terming it illegal. The latest move has caused an uproar among a section of police officers and other commissioners who have termed it illegal. Kimayo and his deputies, Grace Kaindi and Samuel Arachi, are members of the commission. The National Police Service Act says before the IG transfers an officer of the rank of sergeant and above, he must inform the commission. Other members of...
At least 48 people lost their lives to police bullets in the last two months alone, as the confrontation between law enforcers and suspected criminals gets bloodier this year. The latest report by a civil society organisation that monitors police activity indicates officers have killed almost thrice the number of people they killed in the same period last year. The report by the Independent Medico-Legal Unit says by the end of January and February last year, police had killed 16 people compared to 48 in the same period this year. Last year, police bullets fell at least 143 people according to the report, with 98 of them allegedly executed, 15 shot to protect life and 30 were executed in unclear circumstances. The figures were obtained through reports submitted by victims, IMLUâs network of monitors and monitoring the print and electronic media. This comes even as the National Assembly discusses proposals to amend the National Police Service Act 2011, ostensibly to give police more robust powers to use lethal force in the fight against crime. The numbers could be higher because...
NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 4 – The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) retreated on Tuesday to analyse the outcome of the vetting of 32 officers in the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners of Police done on Monday. Due to the high numbers of police officers undergoing the exercise in the 3rd phase, the commission has formed four panels being led by various NPSC members. The Johnstone Kavuludi-led panels will resume the exercise on Wednesday with another set of 32 officers undergoing vetting. The process is being conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution Article 246 and National Police Service Act (2011) Section 7(2) and (3) which stipulate that members of the National Police Service shall undergo vetting to assess their suitability and competence. The overall objective of the vetting is to build confidence and trust in the National Police Service. The applicable vetting standards include officers’ satisfaction of entry and training requirements, their professional conduct and discipline, integrity, financial probity, and respect for human rights. Out of 30 senior police officers who underwent the exercise in the...
- The Standard
Kimaiyo names County CID chiefs in another show of defiance