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Vetting of Police Traffic Officers - Central Region



Above: NPSC Commissioner Ronald Musengi, Chairing a vetting session. 


24 February, 2016


The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has just concluded the vetting of 322 traffic police officers based in the Central Region, at the Red Court Hotel in Nyeri town.

The officers were drawn from all the six Counties within the Central Region comprising Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Muran’ga, Laikipia, Nyandarua and Nyeri.

The officers vetted are in the ranks of Chief Inspector, Inspector, Senior Sergeant, Sergeant, Corporal and Constables.

NPSC Chairperson Mr. Johnston Kavuludi led the team of Commissioners and panelists from other partner organizations among them the National Police Service, Law Society of Kenya, Kenya National Commission for Human Rights and the Council of Governors in the ten day exercise which ran from 7th to 17th February 2017.

This brings the total number of traffic police officers so far vetted under this cohort to 1925 officers nationally. This includes 236 officers from Coast Region, 192 from Nyanza Region, 152 from Western Region and 328 from Rift Valley and 700 from Nairobi Region.

The results of the 908 officers from Coast, Western, Nyanza and Rift Valley were released in December last year and 127 officers were found unsuitable to continue serving in the National Police Service. Majority of these have since filed for a review of their cases by the Commission.

The Commission will soon be embarking on vetting the remaining 356 officers from Nairobi Region. This will be followed by vetting of officers in Eastern and North Eastern Regions before their results are finally released in April/May this year.

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Download Lists of Officers Vetted in Central Region Below:



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6th December  2016

The National Police Service Commission embarked on the countrywide vetting of traffic police officers in May, 2016. All traffic police officers from the ranks of Chief Inspector to Constable were vetted in an exercise that saw the Commission conduct interviews in the Coast, Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley Regions.

The National Police Service Commission is committed to supporting the Government in the fight against corruption in the National Police Service. For this reason, the Commission has vetted 904 traffic officers and removed from the Service a total of 127 Police Officers deployed in the Traffic Department. The reasons for their removal include: 

i) Unexplained Financial Transactions;

ii) Sending and receiving money from fellow police officers in the Traffic Department;

iii) Operating Matatu Business;

iv) Receiving money from Transporters and operators of Breakdown businesses;

v) Professional misconduct


Click the link to download the full version of the PRESS STATEMENT




Press Release: Vetting Status of Traffic Police Officer Reported to Have Sh 33m in His Account.

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Our attention has been drawn to an article appearing in the Sunday Nation of 16th October, 2016 headlined “Anti-graft team probes motorcycle policeman with Sh 33m in account.”



Q & A on Job Task Analysis (JTA)

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What is Job Task Analysis (JTA)?


A job task analysis is a widely used tool for validating job content and assessing training effectiveness. The tool is instrumental in almost all human resource departments especially in career fields where the environment is rapidly changing and consolidating information is difficult. 


Download the Q & A on Job Task Analysis (JTA) to find out more.



Promotions in The National Police Service

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Pursuant to its mandate to determine promotions in the National Police Service (NPS) as provided for in Article 246 (3) (a) of the Constitution, the Commission effected 53 promotions in a Board meeting held on 26th July 2016 and directed the Inspector-General to convey the decision of the Commission to the promoted officers.


In determining the promotions the Commission took into account parameters that are laid out in the Constitution, the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) Act and the NPSC regulations on promotions which include seniority; merit; work record; ethnic and regional balance and gender mainstreaming. Vetting also formed part of the criteria.


Out of the 53 officers, five (5) were promoted to the rank of Senior Assistant Inspector General (SAIG) and thirty-two (32) to the rank of Assistant Inspector General. Sixteen (16) officers were promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police and placed in acting capacity for confirmation to the rank of Assistant Inspector General within six (6) months.


Promotions to the ranks of Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) will be announced in two weeks time.


Names of officers promoted are as follows: CLICK HERE

How The Commission Exercises Disciplinary Control Over The Service

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Following the recent murders of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri, the Commission was inundated by demands of retribution by members of the public understandably enraged by the heinous and senseless crime that cut short the lives of innocent people.

The anger was further fuelled by the irony that the suspected perpetrators of this horrific crime were law enforcement officers: the very persons who have taken an oath to protect lives and property.

While some wanted the Commission to take disciplinary action against the officers, others who were strongly convinced that the Commission ought to pay the price for failing to do its duty were of the view that the chairman of the Commission should take personal responsibility hence the attempt to create the hush tag #KavuludiMustGo. ... READ MORE

Press Statement on the Release of the Results of 36 Officers of the Ranks of SSP , SP and ASP who applied for a review of the decision by the Commission to remove them from the service on account of failing the vetting


Press Statement on the Release of the Results of 36 Officers of the Ranks of SSP, SP and ASP who applied for a review of the decision by the Commission to remove them from the service on account of failing the vetting

Click here for the Press statement May 2016





1. Names of applicants

The National Police Service Commission invited applications for the position of Deputy Inspector General – Kenya Police Service on 26th September 2015. A total of five (5) applications were received from the following:-


Names of Officers to be vetted 2016 (Traffic)

The NPSC will carry out vetting of officers in the ranks of Chief Inspectors and Inspectors, Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and those who served in Traffic department from 2012 to date. To enable public participation, the Commission invites compliments & complaints regarding the officers.  Details of the officers (names, ranks, current stations) are available below:

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Public Accounts Committee visit to the Commission

The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Eng. Nicholas Gumbo has commended the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) for remaining steadfast in the implementation of its Constitutional mandate of overseeing police reforms.

Eng. Gumbo pointed out that a lot of transformation has been witnessed within the National Police Service (NPS) since the NPSC was established as an Independent Commission by the Kenyan Constitution in 2010.PAC-COMMITTEE-IN-NPSC


The legislator made the remarks at the NPSC headquarters in Westlands Nairobi where he led other PAC members in inspecting the newly completed office partitioning works at the Commission which has cost the Government Kshs 139million.

Eng. Gumbo, who is also the Rarieda Member of Parliament, however challenged both the NPSC and NPS to solidify the gains that have been made so far in endearing police officers to the public whom they interact with on a daily basis.

NPSC Chairman Mr. Johnston Kavuludi, who took the team on a guided tour of the premises thanked the Government for the financial support towards the completion of the project and said this will reduce the pressure for office space that has hitherto been experienced in the past.

The NPSC Chairman Johsnton Kavuludi (in blue suit) and the Commissioners during a visit by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) led by its Chairman Eng. Nicholas Gumbo at the Commission's offices in Sky Park plaza, Westlands.

He said the Commission currently had 172 members of staff but the optimum number is 300. He added that they were working with the Treasury on modalities to have the embargo on staff recruitment waived so that they could advertise for the required staff in various cadres.

Also present was a member of the PAC and Mwatate MP Andrew Mwadime , Principal Clerk Assistant in the National Assembly Mr. Daniel Mutunga and the NPSC Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ojango Omumu.

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