Boinnet invites EACC to audit police service

Githinji Mwangi and Kinyuru Munuhe @PeopleDailyKe

Inspector General of Police (IG) Joseph Boinnet has invited the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to resume the risk audit of the police service so as to help it tackle corruption.

He said they had asked for the audit to helped them identify corruption risk areas in the service that has consistently been named as the most corrupt public body, but the nationwide exercise could not take off because of elections last year.

Boinnet spoke at Karatina Police Station on Wednesday, when he received 28 parcels of land that had been hived off from the police station compound by land grabbers.

The parcels worth Sh20 million were recovered by the EACC from the grabbers. EACC chairman Eliud Wabukala said the commission will not hesitate to recover public property stolen through corruption but said county governments especially should install systems to ensure public property was not lost in the first place.

At the same time, Boinnet has asked police officers to focus on creating synergy with the public as part of reform process saying security requires collective effort. He challenged police officers to maximise on opportunities offered by external partners in the police reforms agenda.

Meanwhile, police Spokesperson Charles Owino said police are still hunting down five principal suspects captured on camera assaulting former Nairobi Central Business District Association chairman Timothy Kariuki.

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