Former Chief Justice David Maraga has been appointed by President William Ruto to lead a taskforce charged with improving the terms and conditions of employment in the Kenyan police force.
In a gazette notice published on December 21, President Ruto emphasized the need to enhance police officers’ working conditions and the government’s efforts to make sure they have the resources to carry out their duties.
The Head of State further stated that his administration would remain steadfast in addressing the ongoing welfare issues that continue to jeopardize the effectiveness of the Kenya Prisons Service (KPS) and the National Police Service (NPS) (KPS).
He continued, “The necessity of improving the security sector remains a national priority and the key to overcoming the new and evolving security problems we confront.
The taskforce will be tasked with reviewing and making recommendations for changes to the terms and conditions of employment, identifying and making recommendations for institutional and operational reforms in NPS and KPS, and making recommendations for issues pertaining to police welfare in all police cadres.
Carole Kariuki will serve as the taskforce’s vice chairperson along with Maraga and the other 21 participants.
Moffat Kangi, John Moyaki, Obrahim Guyo, Richard Kirundi, Elizabeth Mueni, Roseline Odede, Joash Dache, and Doreen Muthaura are other members.
Additionally, there are Khadija Mire, Albert Mwenda, Terry Maina, Hassan Mohamed, Capt. (Ret.) Simiyu Werunga, Mutuma Ruteere, Anne Ireri, Stephen Kayongo, Jafaar Mohammed, and Sammy Chepkwony.