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IG Mutyambai Addresses Cops’ Salaries Slash in a Leaked Internal Memo

by Justus Kiprono
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Hillary Mutyambai

Police Inspector-General (IG) Hillary Mutyambai has concurred that he will check on the welfare of junior officers whose salaries were slashed leading to their remonstrance.

The IG was acting in response to the laments by graduate officers who accused the National Police Service (NPS) of chopping their salaries without their consent.

In response, the Kenya Police Headquarters stationed at Vigilance House had ordered all police commanders to submit a list of the graduate officers before Monday, November 29th.

On 23rd rNovember, the officers had decried that a sumptuous amount of Ksh30,000 had been slashed out of their salaries.

Officers who belong to Group J job group, graduate constables to be inspectors of police, were shocked to see their job group downgraded to Group F, similar to that of constables.

Conventionally, an inspector of police earns a base wage of Ksh57,300 including the officers that graduated before 2016. On the other hand, non-graduates in Group F earn a basic salary of Ksh31,000.

The salary slash raised eyebrows in the office of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who expressed fears that the officers could luxuriate in negative activities such as taking bribes to boost their payslips.

However, police spokesperson Bruno Shioso dismissed the memo terming it as a leaked document.

“It is an internal administrative communication, which is classified as “secret” and not for public consumption by now. It’s a leaked document,” he stated.

He added that a notice was given before the slash by the Court of Appeal on ruling No 352 of 2019 which was delivered on September 23.

The affected group had threatened to move to court to challenge the ruling.

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