Haki Africa calls for MPs salary cut to cater for police salaries

HAKI Africa Chief Executive Officer Hussein Khalid during a past press briefing in Mombasa .The organization has questioned KNEC's move to de-register student PHOTO: HILLARY MAKOKHA.

Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa based civil society HAKI Africa has condemned the move by National Police Service Commission to reduce the salaries of police officers.

Addressing journalists in Mombasa on Monday HAKI Africa chief executive Hussein Khalid said that some police officers have had their salaries reduced by over sh.25,000.

“The move has been received negatively to the extent that some of the officers are now threatening to resign from police service,” said Khalid.

Mr.Khalid added that the move by NPSC to underpay police officers will low morale and increase corruption among police service.

HAKI Africa has called reduction of MPs salaries to meet the deficit.

“MPs earn astronomical salaries that are not commensurate to the three days only they work every week,” said Khalid.

The adjustments of police salaries have mainly affected graduate police officers and those disabled in the line of duty, despite a court order directing the government not to implement the reviews by the NPSC.