Vetting of top officers exposes high levels of graft and opulence in force

PHOTO | FILE National Police Service Commission Chairperson Johnstone Kavuludi. The vetting of 23 senior police officers ended Sunday and brought to light the infighting, corruption and nepotism bedevilling the service.

What you need to know:

  • The vetting, which targeted officers above the rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs), also exposed the hitherto unknown character of most of the senior officers, judging by how they answered questions. 
  • Eng John Owino had also told the panel that he felt that he would be more effective in the aviation industry. “I am a pilot, aeronautical engineer, a qualified Air Accident Investigator, and an examiner. A person of my calibre would excel better in an aviation outfit,” he told the panel.

The vetting of 23 senior police officers ended Sunday and brought to light the infighting, corruption and nepotism bedevilling the service.

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