A female police officer who bitterly complained about mistreatment by her seniors in her Kakamega station has been sent on compulsory leave.
Speaking in Mombasa on Tuesday, October 22, National Police Service Commission Chairman Eliud Kinuthia said Jane Asimizi has been allowed some days off so as to “cool down” as investigations on her allegations kick off.
“We would also want a comprehensive medical report to ascertain if she is of sound mind. What she was saying on live camera does not look like sentiments from a normal police officer,” said Kinuthia
Earlier Police Inspector General Hilary Mutyambai had earlier directed that the officer to undergo a psychiatric test before facing disciplinary panel.
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,” said Mutyambai on October 18.
In a viral video that has been a subject of discussion on social media, Asimizi, who is in the rank of a sergeant claimed she was being frustrated because her husband was also a police officer and that she hailed from a minority Turkana community.
“I am tired of frustration and intimidation, why can’t my bosses do justice. I ready to be fired. why can’t they assign me areas where I can get money like other officers?” she said.
She further claimed her frustration stemmed from the fact she had refused to bribe her seniors so she could be allocated duties that would see her earn an extra coin.
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