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Famous Police officer Linda Okello sues Boinnet over demotion

By MAUREEN KAKAH February 25th, 2016 1 min read

A policewoman who was caught up in a media frenzy over her official uniform has sued her superiors for unlawful demotion.

Linda Okello moved to court on Thursday after being demoted from a Corporal to a Constable.

Ms Okello rose to fame in April 2014 after she was published on Sunday Nation newspaper wearing a tight skirt while on official duty at the KCB Kenya national rally championship in Kiambu.

The picture kicked off a nationwide storm that forced former Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo to appear before a parliamentary committee and give assurance that no disciplinary action will be taken against her.

In her court papers filed on Thursday, Ms Okello claimed that she was due for promotion in March owing to her hard work and dedication.

She said she was arrested on January 14, 2016 while on duty along Kiambu road by Senior Superintendent Julius Wanjohi from traffic headquarters over corruption related claims.

She subsequently faced orderly proceedings and the verdict against her was that she be demoted.

In the suit, Ms Okello has sued the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, the National Police Service, the Traffic Commandant, assistant Inspector General  Jacinta Kinyua and the Attorney General.