23-member Taskforce on Police Reforms takes oath of office
Chief Justice Marha Koome on Monday, January 9, presided over the swearing in of the members of the Taskforce on Police Reforms.
The 23-member taskforce, to be chaired by former CJ David Maraga, is mandated to identify the constraints on effective service delivery by the National Police Service and the Kenya Prisons Service.
The team was appointed by President William Ruto in December, following a pledge he made after taking office to make efforts to improve service delivery by the country’s security agencies.
Maraga will be deputised in the Taskforce by Carole Kariuki.
Other task force members are Moffat Muriithi Kangi, John Ole Moyaki, Ibrahim Jillo Guyo, Richard Kirundi, Elizabeth Mueni, and Roseline Odede, Joash Odhiambo Dache, Doreen Muthaura, Albert Mwenda, Terry Chebet Maina, Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, Simiyu Werunga, Mutuma Ruteere, Anne Ireri, Stephen Kayongo, Jafaar Mohamed and Sammy Chepkwony.
The task force shall further review and recommend improvement of the terms and conditions of service.
Soon after taking their oaths, the members of the taskforce held a meeting with the Interior Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Kithure Kindiki, and Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo, where they discussed the work that awaits them.
Prof. Kindiki said via Twitter that the team exuded confidence that it will conclude its work within the set timeline of three months.
“Recommendations from the taskforce will guide reforms within the National Police Service and the Kenya Prisons Service as the government seeks to professionalize the two Services and improve the terms and welfare of security officers,” the CS said.
Missing Voices congratulates the members for their official swearing in into the Taskforce on Police Reforms.
We urge all members to use this opportunity to put up a solid platform which can guide Kenya’s security agencies to improve their service delivery with uttermost respect to the Constitution.
This is a major step not only towards ending police crimes, but also improving the welfare of Kenya’s security personnel. We hope the outcome of the deliberations the taskforce will conduct over the next three months will place the National Police Service and the Kenya Prisons Service at a better place to discharge their duties with professionalism.