Ex-CJ Maraga takes office as the taskforce’s chairman for police reforms.

Former Chief Justice David Maraga [Photo | Courtesy]

The taskforce’s new leader, retired Chief Justice David Maraga, has been sworn in to lead changes being made to the Kenya Prisons Service and the National Police Service.

On December 21, Maraga and the other 22 individuals named by President William Ruto took the oath of office.

Chief Justice Martha Koome presided over the occasion.

Ruto announced the 23-member task force, which included three secretaries, in a gazette notice dated December 21. The task force’s mandate was to identify and recommend institutional, administrative, and legal reforms for the Kenya Prisons Service and the National Police Service of Kenya to improve service delivery.

The team also consists of Moffat Muriithi Kangi, John Ole Moyaki, Ibrahim Jillo Guyo, Richard Kirundi, Elizabeth Mueni, Roseline Odede, Joash Odhiambo Dache, Doreen Muthaura, and Albert Mwenda, who serves as vice chairperson.

The President’s team also includes Terry Chebet Maina, Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, Capt. (Ret.) Simiyu Werunga (Dr.), Mutuma Ruteere (Dr.), Anne Ireri, Stephen Kayongo, Jafaar Mohamed, Sammy Chepkwony, and Khadija Mire.

The joint secretaries of the task force are Rosemary Kamau, Joy Mdivo Masinde, and Omwanza Ombati.

The committee will examine and recommend changes to the terms and conditions of service as well as other reforms for NPS and KPS members, among other things.

After the evaluation, the taskforce will provide recommendations regarding the pay of police officers and new, appropriate allowances that will improve the professionalism, effectiveness, and efficiency of the NPS and KPS.

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