Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai on a live Twitter chat with the public on Monday asked public to take videos of bad police officers in a move to end police brutality. The police boss was on countable issues including corruption and police brutality within the National Police Service.
“We encourage all citizens to keep reporting cases of police brutality. I’m aware some of these cases occur at night and others in remote parts of Kenya,” Mutyambai said.
We encourage all citizens to keep reporting cases of police brutality. I’m aware some of these cases occur at night & others in remote parts of Kenya. Forward videos to us. I depend on you to reign in on errant officers even as we embark on retraining all officers. #EngageTheIG https://t.co/7xuABgGgdy
— Hillary N. Mutyambai (@IG_NPS) June 22, 2020
During the live session, the IG also revealed that police reforms are still on course. He identified the operationalization of paperless payment of fines and digitization of the Occurrence Book (OB) as top priorities.
“We did a pilot project in Kasarani which was successful and now we await rolling out nationwide this coming financial year,” he said.
At the same time, Mutyambai noted that the police service is set to embark on retraining all officers to curb such incidences. “For those who I have requested to share contacts for specific actions, kindly do so urgently so that we help address the matters raised,” he said.
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