Maraga Appointed as the Chairperson Of Police Welfare Taskforce

Ex Chief Justice Maraga [Photo: Channel 54 News]

President William Ruto has appointed former Chief Justice David Maraga to chair a 23-member task force to oversee the improvement of reforms for members of the National Police Service (NPS) and Kenya Prisons Service (KPS).

In a gazette notice today, President Ruto underscored that there is a need to improve the working conditions of police officers.

He noted that the Government is working to ensure they have adequate resources to execute their mandate.

“The imperative of strengthening the security sector remains a national priority and the primary means of surmounting the emerging and dynamic security challenges we face,” added Ruto.

The taskforce has been mandated to review and recommend improvement on the terms and conditions of service, identify and recommend legal policy institutional and operational reforms in the National Police Service and Kenya Prisons Service.

Ruto also appointed Carole Kariuki to be the vice chairperson.

Other members include; Muriithi Kangi, John Ole Moyaki, Ibrahim Jillo, Richard Kirundi, Elizabeth Mueni, Joash Odhiambo Dache, Doreen Muthaura, Albert Mwenda, Terry Chebet Maina, Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, Simiyu Werunga, Mutuma Ruteere, Anne Ireri, Stephen Kayongo, Jafaar Mohamed, Sammy Chepkwony and Roseline Odede.

This comes after the Head of State committed to improving the welfare of the disciplined forces during the 59th Jamhuri Day celebrations in Nairobi on 12th of December 2022.

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