President William Ruto has extended the mandate of the David Maraga taskforce to assess the terms and conditions of service for police and prison service .
The taskforce now has 60 more days in order to accommodate the National Youth Service (NYS).
“This morning I have instructed an extension of two months for the task force in charge of assessing the terms and conditions of service for police and prison service officers,” he said.
Speaking during the pass out parade of the NYS in Gilgil Nakuru County ,the President underscored the important part that the youth service plays in bridging the gap of government development and light security functions.
The task force which was gazetted in December 2022, had 90 days to look into the operations of the police service and better the working conditions of security personnel.
The team led by retired Chief Justice David Maraga will now have more time until May 2023 to hand over its recommendations.
The taskforce started taking memoranda from the capital Nairobi and divided itself into regions and counties to hear stakeholders before preparing their report.
Among the concern raised is the welfare of the Police and Prisons service personnel that includes housing and remuneration.
Other concerns that the taskforce will look into include legal, policy, administrative, institutional and operational constraints on effective service delivery by the National Police Service (NPS) and the Kenya Prisons Service (KPS).
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