Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai has ordered disgruntled Administration Police Officer Jane Asimizi to undergo a health check-up and thereafter face a disciplinary action.
Mutyambai said it was unprofessional of a cop to publicly air her work-related frustrations yet there were channels she could use.
“The woman’s frustrations ought to have been channeled through private avenues. As a police officer, she shouldn’t have gone public to express her anger.
I have given instructions for the officer to be taken to hospital. We are managing the matter without raising hullabaloo about it,” Mutyambai told K24 Digital on Friday, October 18.
Further Asimizi’s boss in Kakamega, Leonard Omollo, who is the Western Kenya regional police commander denied existence of favoritism and bribery in allocation of lucrative guard duties.
Omollo further denied Asimizi had earlier been assigned to guard an exam container as claimed in the viral video.
“I am treating her case as one of indiscipline. As a service, we have procedures of handling such cases. I won’t allow anyone to come up with a fabricated claim that I deployed a cop somewhere because I wanted money. I do not do that, and that won’t happen [under my watch,” said Omollo.
Asimizi claimed that she was being discriminated against because she hailed from the minority Turkana tribe.
She further cited an incident where she was removed from a lucrative container guard duty after four days and another officer assigned the task.
“I want everyone to hear including my bosses in Nairobi, I want Matiang’i to hear, I am not afraid of being sacked but I want justice to prevail.
I have been in this service for long and my seniors as well as my juniors can attest that I have never done anything wrong or wronged anyone.
I just want them to come out and explain why they are discriminating against me.
Why have they run away? I wanted to address the media before them,” she lamented.
Police assigned escort duties, guard duties at Railways, Embassies, Huduma Centres, County Assemblies, Praliament earn allowances in addition to their salary.
Here’s the video of the AP officer complaining about discrimination:
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