Disquiet within police service as officers are ordered to declare wealth

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 22 Nov, 2021 09:58 | < 1 min read
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. PHOTO/Courtesy
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. PHOTO/Courtesy

There is disquiet within the police service after officers were all ordered to declare their wealth.

In a memo dated Thursday, November 18, and seen by K24 Digital, all officers are required to declare their income, assets and liabilities as per the Public Officers Ethics Act 2003.

“The Public Officers Ethics Act 2003 under section 2(b) required all public officers to every two (2) years submit to the National Police Service Commission (NPCS) a declaration of income, assets and liabilities of themselves, spouse and children under the age of 18 years,” the memo signed by Rosemary Kuraru of the office of Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai read in part.

According to the memo, the year 2021 is a declaration year of which all officers should provide the same information on or before December 31.

“Forms in respect of uniformed officers from the level of sergeant and below or National Police Service civilians and below should be retained by the service commanders, while those in respect of senior sergeant and above or civilians job group H should be forwarded to the commission,” the memo read in part.

Kuraru also said that those who are headed for retirement are all required to make their final declaration this year.

She asked all police bosses to ensure that they inform all their juniors about the matter.

“Remember that those who fail to comply with the stipulated requirements of the act as per section 32 will be liable to a fine not exceeding Ksh 1 million or one-year imprisonment,” the memo further read.

Police were informed that the declaration forms can also be downloaded on the NPSC website.

However, the matter has caused jitters amongst police officers over what will be the next move after they give out their details.