63 senior police officers sacked over graft

Masoud MwinyiSixty-three senior police officers have been sacked after vetting unearthed massive corruption in the service, especially in the traffic department.

Administration Police spokesman Masoud Mwinyi is among those dismissed from service.

The fate of 29 other officers hangs in the balance as they will be investigated further by the National Police Service Commission (NPSC), which carried out the vetting.

The move follows the vetting of 1,364 officers in an exercise that took 14 months.

The officers who were vetted hold the ranks of senior superintendents, superintendents and assistant superintendents.

NPSC chairman Johnston Kavuludi announced the outcome of the vetting at the commission’s headquarters in Nairobi on Thursday.

“Through scrutiny of M-Pesa statements, the commission was able to establish that junior officers working in the traffic department regularly transferred fixed amounts of money to some of their seniors, suggesting that they had been given targets,” said Mr Kavuludi.


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