Activist Okiya Omtatah moves to court over new police reforms


Activist Okiya Omtata
Activist Okiya Omtata. Photo/COURTESY

In Summary

  • According to Omtatah the implementation of the reforms translates to irregular, unlawful and unconstitutional changes.
  • Omtatah wants the implementation of the new command structure suspended.
  • In the court papers, Omtatah also wants the court to issue a temporary order prohibiting the government from giving effect to the reforms or changes announced by President Kenyatta, on 13th September 2018.

Activist Okiya Omtatah has moved to court to challenge the move by President Uhuru Kenyatta to launch reforms in the National Police Service.

According to Omtatah the implementation of the reforms translates to irregular, unlawful and unconstitutional changes.

Omtatah wants the implementation of the new command structure suspended.

In the court papers, Omtatah also wants the court to issue a temporary orders prohibiting the government from giving effect to the reforms or changes announced by President Kenyatta, on September 13, 2018.

Some of the changes the activist wants temporarily stopped include; changes in the National Police Service, including changes in the structure and command of the National Police Service, the integration of Kenya Police Service, the Administration Police Service, the change of uniforms, the re-branding of colleges, and the introduction of housing allowances for junior officers.

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