Police boss interdicted over failure to man KCPE exam container

Police boss interdicted over failure to man KCPE exam container

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An Administration Police officer guards one of the container's that are used to store KCPE exams. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: An Administration Police Commander in Likoni, Mombasa  and his two juniors have been interdicted for failing to administer their duties.

The AP boss Theophilus Mutua and the other two whose names have not been revealed; received letters of interdiction on Monday.

This follows an incident where he allegedly failed to assign his juniors to man the container which KCPE exams were stored; at the deputy county commissioner’s office.

On Wednesday  2nd November 2016,KNEC chairman George Magoha made an impromptu visit at DC’s office at around 5 am only to find the container unmanned by the officers as stipulated.

The KNEC boss is said to have caused drama at the station asking the bosses to explain why the container was left unmanned, this is according to the junior officers.

He called the Regional Coordinator Mr. Nelson Marwa at the DC’s office to witness for  himself how the said container was unmanned, yet three officers had been assigned the duties.

Mr Marwa crossed the ferry at around 5:30 am to the DCs office in Mtongwe and summoned the bosses at the station. He later told the KNEC boss action was going to be taken against the officers.

Later in the day, Marwa reportedly held a meeting with senior security officers over claims of the officer failing to administer his duties at his office.

Three junior officers were also summoned for disciplinary action but resumed duties later in the week.

“He has already received a letter and what is required from him is to write another letter in his defense. From there he will receive a response from the headquarters,” said a senior officer who wished to remain anonymous.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday,Mombasa county commissioner Evans achoki told Baraka FM action was taken upon the officers.

“There was no security at the container bearing exams,so we had to take action. The investigations are currently on going,” said Mr. Achoki.

He added that there is a new AP commander now serving at an acting capacity at the sub-county.

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