There were also allegations of tribalism within the police station with some of the officers grouping themselves according to ethnicity. This caused discrimination and victimisation of some officers who ‘did not belong’. It was further alleged that some of the officers in charge of that station had worked there for over seven years thus compounding problem.
Advocacy and Legal Advisory Centre, Nairobi held a forum in Kangundo to educate the citizens on strategies of fighting corruption including reporting complaints to relevant authorities for action. This complaint of corruption at the station was raised at the forum.
ALAC Nairobi took it up and brought it to the attention of the Internal Affairs Unit of the Kenya National Police Service through a letter. The unit took up the matter and conducted investigations.
The officer in charge of the Kangundo Police Station was transferred to another station in a different county. We hope that similar action will be taken to other officers who have stayed in the station for over 7 years.
By the Nairobi Advocacy and Legal Advisory team