We want to clean up police service-CS Matiang’i

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Interior CS Fred Matiang'i
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has reiterated that the government is keen to clean up the police service and get rid of those who practice corruption, even as complaints persist of prevailing corruption in the service and particularly the traffic sector. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting that brought together PSV operators, insurance companies, government officials among others, CS Matiang’i said the government in partnership with IBM and others are setting up an Internal Affairs Unit section in the police service to pave the way for more interaction and enable Kenyans to share information on corrupt officers, “We want to have the capacity where members of the public can send videos to us, take pictures also and send anonymously so that we can clean up the police sector to get rid of those who don’t want to serve the people,” he said.

He said Kenyans should present the names and identities of police officers who ask for bribes, “Give us the information we need, this police service is our service, and your service, we want to clean it up too,” said CS Matiang’i. He said the crackdown on PSVs isn’t seasonal and it’s set to get tougher, “We have decided from our end it’s going to be a way of life.” He said the public transport sector is related to the internal security situation of the country and that together with the Inspector General of Police, they agreed to set a vision that there won’t be cases of road carnage during this festive season, “We won’t have the kind of madness we had before, losing many people during the festive season,” said CS Matiang’i.