Police I.G Koome calls out Woman Rep. Gladys Shollei over controversial demand on police transfers

for Tv47 Digital January 08, 2023, 12:45 PM
Uasin Gishu Woman Rep. Gladys Boss Shollei and Police I.G Japhet Koome.
Uasin Gishu Woman Rep. Gladys Boss Shollei and Police I.G Japhet Koome. PHOTOS/FILE

In Summary

  • Though he doesn't name her, Police I.G says "there are politicians addressing members of public while claiming that they are going to transfer or dismiss some Police Officers."
  • The video by Uasin Gishu Woman Rep Gladys Shollei was widely shared on social media. 

The Inspector General of the National Police Service Japhet Koome has called out Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei over her recent utterances on transfer/dismissal of police officers. 

In a statement issued on Sunday morning, Koome said: "It has come to the attention of the Inspector General, National Police Service, that there are politicians addressing members of public while claiming that they are going to transfer or dismiss some Police Officers. Such utterances are null and void."

In a video shared widely on social media, Shollei was captured commenting about the insecurity in her County, and on one particular shopkeeper who had been robbed four times. "Haiwezekani duka ivamiwe mara nne kwa centre moja na polisi hawajui ni nani," she tells a small crowd. 

She apparently demands that the area CS departs from Uasin Gishu County. "Na pia wale polisi wako kwa station ......kama mnalala kwa station mnatakikana kuwa hapa kuchunga hali ya amani."

"The National Police Service is an independent Constitutional Office with direction and command under the Inspector General," adds I.G Koome in an apparent response to these remarks.  

"We hereby request National leaders especially politicians to refrain from making public utterances likely to cause disaffection within the National Police Service."

I.G Koome also directed Police Commanders to continue discharging their official duties professionally without favour or fear of intimidation.

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