Kavuludi To Issue Statement On Vetting Row

This follows the resignation of 3 members of the vetting board over alleged interference of the vetting exercise by other external forces

The chairperson of the National Police Service Commission Johnstone Kavuludi is today, Thursday expected to address a news conference on the controversy

The three members of the vetting board tendered their resignations on Tuesday claiming that their recommendations in the vetting process were ignored.

In an interview last week, Kavuludi made it clear that the independent commissioners were only there to provide their technical and expert input.

He noted that the decision on vetted police officers and the final verdict lay with the commission.

Trouble started brewing during the second round of vetting of top police officers

The independent members of the board include representatives from the Nyumba Kumi initiative as well as the CID and the ethics and Anti Corruption Commission.

They said that their input in deciding who to keep and who not to keep was completely ignored.

It is the disregard for their opinion that is said to have driven them out.

But the Chairman of the Commission Johnstone Kavuludi is on record saying that there was nothing to apologize for.

The standoff is said to be reason behind the delay in the commencement of the 3rd round of vetting where 182 senior assistant and assistant commissioners of police are expected to appear next Monday.

By Angel Mboya

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