No woman good enough for top police post – Nkaissery
The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) failed to replace Grace Kaindi as the Deputy Inspector- General (DIG) with a woman due to lack of senior female officers amid a political storm over the changes.
Interior secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Wednesday said that the appointment of General Service Unit (GSU) Commandant Joel Kitili to replace Ms Kaindi in an acting capacity is linked to the scarcity of women among the top brass.
This came as the Opposition accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of violating the Constitution in removing Ms Kaindi, arguing that he had no role to play in the removal of police chiefs.
The law requires that one of the three positions of the Inspector-General and the two deputies be of opposite gender.
Joseph Boinnet is the Inspector-General while his other deputy is Samuel Arachi, who is in charge of Administration Police (AP).
“As it stands now obviously, there is no very senior woman police officer and therefore that position cannot be left vacant,” Mr Nkaissery said.
NPSC chairman Johnstone Kavuludi said the commission has started the process of seeking Ms Kaindi’s replacement.
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SOURCE: Business Daily