Maraga sworn in as chair of the taskforce on police reforms

Former CJ Maraga [Photo: Daily Post]

Chief Justice Martha Koome has presided over the swearing-in of Former Chief Justice David Maraga, as the chairperson of a taskforce to oversee reforms at the National Police Service (NPS) and Kenya Prisons Service (KPS).

Maraga was sworn in alongside 22 others appointed by President William Ruto on 22nd of December 2022.

They include; Carole Kariuki who is the vice chairperson, and members Moffat Kangi, John Ole Moyaki, Ibrahim Guyo, Richard Kirundi, Elizabeth Mueni, Roseline Odede, Joash Odhiambo Dache, Doreen Muthaura, Albert Mwenda, Terry Chebet Maina, Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, Simiyu Werunga, Mutuma Ruteere, Anne Ireri, Stephen Kayongo, Jafaar Mohamed and Sammy Chepkwony.

The task force is mandated to identify the constraints on effective service delivery by NPS and KPS.

It shall further review and recommend improvement of the terms and conditions of service.

Separately, CJ Koome also presided over the swearing in of eight new members of the Commission on Revenue Allocation.

Those appointed are former Wajir Woman Rep Fatuma Gedi, Wilfred Koitamet, George Midiwo, Hadija Juma, Isabel Nyambura, Jonas Kuko and Chris Kiptoo.

The members will be responsible for making recommendations concerning the basis for the equitable sharing of revenue raised by the national government, between the National and County Governments and among the County Governments.

They shall also make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by County Governments as required by the Constitution and national legislation.

They will then submit recommendations to the Senate, the National Assembly, the National Executive, County Assemblies, and County Executives.

The eight will serve for a period of six years beginning January 1, 2023.

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