Seven senior police officers have been sent home while one nabbed serving in the police service through impersonation.
Speaking during the release of the National Police Service Commission vetting results, chairman Johnstone Kavuludi said the affected officers are from the ranks of senior superintendent of police, superintendent of police and assistant superintendent of police.
The officers are Lawrence Martin Kariuki SSP, Wlliam Meto Kiprotich SSP, Peter Kemboi Chemos ASP, Joseph Kipkemoi Kemeli SSP, Jackson Muriuki Magambo SP, Samuel Olentutu Olenkiti a SP and Samuel Bore Kipwese SP.
Their names and certificates had been withheld for further investigations after the completion of the vetting exercise in the month of October last year.
The officers were implicated with human rights abuses,smuggling ,corruption via M pesa services, forgery of academic certificates and obstructing the course of criminal justice.
However ,the commission was dismayed with a case where superintendent officer by the name Nelson Omwenga Nyakundi served in police for 22 years undetected using someone’s name and certificates, a case the commission has set up disciplinary committee to pursue.
“The commission has set up a committee in line with regulations on discipline to conduct a hearing and recommend appropriate disciplinary action against an officer in this cohort who although passed the vetting is found to have used the certificates of another person to get recruited into police service.”Kavuludi said
Twenty four officers were found suitable to continue with their duties in the police service.