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Senator Cherargei Moves to Senate Over Recent KDF & Police Differences


The Senate Committee on Nationwide Safety, Defence and Overseas Relations is ready to analyze the rising incidents of confrontation between officers of the Nationwide Police Service (NPS) and the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).

This follows an announcement that was sought by Senator Samson Cherargei on the Senate on Wednesday, Might 15.

In his assertion, the senator raised safety considerations over three incidents that had been witnessed by Kenyans in the previous couple of months.

Particularly, the Senator highlighted the confrontation of the safety personnel on the Likoni Ferry which was captured and shared broadly amongst Kenyans.

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei attending a committee sitting on Wednesday, August 17, 2023.

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Cherargei additionally cited the arrest of KDF officers in personnel and a Nairobi incident the place KDF roughed up a cop.

Subsequently, the senator sought the indulgence of the committee, asking for a complete report on the incidents.

Cherargei additionally indicated that the report ought to focus on the reason for the variations and disciplinary motion that was taken towards the officers.

“The committee ought to assess the extent of danger the confrontation pause to the general public and state disciplinary actions taken towards the officers,” he acknowledged.

Following the transfer by Cherargei, Deputy Speaker Kathuri Murungi referred the matter to the committee.

Notably, after the Likoni altercation, KDF commenced investigations into the incident. On the time, the reason for the scuffle was not revealed.

Nonetheless, KDF cautioned its officers to keep up professionalism always.

“This night on the Likoni Ferry, KDF troopers had been concerned in a scuffle that has been circulated via varied social media mediums. To determine the circumstances resulting in the incident, Army Police and requisite investigation businesses are presently dealing with the matter.

“The incident is very regrettable. As KDF personnel, we’re beholden to the core worth of professionalism,” learn the KDF assertion partially.

A screenshot of 4 KDF troopers after their arrest for assaulting and disarming a police officer in Lodwar.

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