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Contracts of Top Police Bosses Extended

The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has extended the contracts of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) boss Mohammed Amin and Dep

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The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has extended the contracts of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) boss Mohammed Amin and Deputy Inspector General of Police Douglas Kanja.

The duo have been given a two-year contract, despite having attained the mandatory retirement age of 60.

The two police chiefs were given their letters of extension by National Police Service Commission (NPSC) chairman Eliud Kinuthia.

The decision to extend the tenure of the two police chiefs came despite a clear policy guideline by the Public Service Commission that no public servant will get a contract after retirement.

The two police chiefs will now work until April 2024 when their contracts will come to an end.

In February last year, then Public Service Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa in a letter said all civil servants must leave office when they attain the retirement age of 60 and no officer would be allowed to continue serving on contract.

“It has come to the attention of the ministry responsible for public service that public officers who have attained the mandatory age as provided under the Public Service Act and are making numerous appeals to the commission for unjustified extension,” read Jumwa’s letter to the Public Service Commission.

“The purpose of this letter is to request that all extensions review cases be suspended and any existing cases be revoked to enable proper legislation and succession management guidelines be implemented across the public service,” said the CS.

Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria who succeeded Jumwa in October last year maintained that no public servant would be allowed to continue serving on contract after attaining retirement age.

“When a public servant attains the age of 60, please go home. When some turn 58, they claim to have some disabilities so more time can be added to them. No Way! I have caught up with them,” the CS said when he visited the NYS headquarters in Ruaraka, Nairobi.

The decision to award the two senior police chiefs with two years contract has now come as an anti-climax for some senior police chiefs who were looking forward to taking up the positions.

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