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Policewoman reaches out to IG Mutymbai over alleged frustrations by her bosses

By Bosco Marita On Sat, 12 Jun, 2021 08:55 | 2 mins read
Police Constable Rehema Swaleh decry harassment by her bosses. PHOTO: Courtesy.

A policewoman attached to Lang’ata Police Station has requested Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to come to her aid following an alleged series of frustrations she has reportedly encountered from her bosses.

Swaleh Rehema, a police constable – as confirmed to K24 Digital by Lang’ata OCPD Benjamin Mwanthi, took to social media to pen a series of accusations against the OCPD and her station’s OCS William Matu.

OCPD however never wanted to comment on the matter saying there are procedures to follow when one feels aggrieved at the police service.

“I have no comment on the matter. The National Police Service has a way of handling issues including complaints against the bosses. The process has to be followed and therefore it will be premature for me to comment now on the matter,” Mwanthi told K24 Digital.

According to the policewoman, as captured on the disturbing social media posts, she has been forced to work at a time when she is supposed to be on maternal leave.

“What I can tell Mutyambai as our boss is that he should really look into our situation as ladies in the police service. We are facing a lot of intimidations and frustrations,” she said.

“At times we can’t speak out as we are curtailed. He should help us and I know I have spoken on behalf of my colleagues somewhere who are suffering too,” Rehemah urged.

Rehemah says her trouble begun when she was 7 months pregnant where she was forced to work tirelessly by the OCPD and OCS despite her condition.

She claims that despite her pregnancy taking a toll on her, she was assigned normal duties instead of light-duty as it is the norm.

At one instance, Rehema says, she was assigned duty at West Park Police Post, managed by the Lang’ata Police Station, only to be told a month later by record personnel that she had absconded duty since she was supposed to be working at Lang’ata.

She claims that she was reported for absenteeism yet she had not been told that the duty roster had changed a week after she reported at West Park Police Post.

“The duty roster was changed and I was reposted back to Langata without being informed,” she complained.

Our attempts to reach the policewoman for an exclusive comment were futile.

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