Poor management at ‘NPS biggest challenge’

Irene Githinji @gitshee

Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has cited poor management in the National Police Service (NPS) as its biggest challenge.

Consequently IPOA has recommended  urgent measures to  address the management style in NPS  for effective service delivery.

The authority also established that a majority of police commanders do not have management and leadership skills, which impacts negatively on the running of NPS.

Chairman Macharia Njeru said the NPS lacks coherent strategic directions hence there is no effective coordination in the service.

This was part of the findings in an end-term board report they presented to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i as their term running from 2012-2018 expired yesterday.

“Our conclusion has been this as we leave, that the biggest problem in the NPS if we were to be candid, is the management issue that needs to be dealt with that is our take home… management is a critical issue,” said Njeru.

Matiang’i lauded IPOA for a job well done saying he will be at the forefront to implement their recommendations.

“I would like rather than waiting for two or three years to end, to have an annual meeting at which the Solicitor General, the DPP, the chairperson of the National Police Service, the Inspector General, we talk and respond to the statistics that are being talked about,” he said.

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