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Fight graft in police service to improve security, urges peace lobby

[KECOSCE's Executive director Phyllis Muema. Photo/ Ahmed Omar]

The government should use all its anti-graft institutions to tame graft in the police service.

A peace lobby said the police service was marred by serious graft, a situation that is detrimental to national security.

Kenya Community Support Centre-KECOSCE Executive director Phyllis Muema said dishonesty among police officers especially in counties along the border can pose serious security threat where foreigners enter the country without required documents.

She said some of those coming to the country by using corrupt means have threatened the country’s security especially at the Coast.

Ms Muema said unless the police service changes its attitude and discards its gluttonness Kenya will suffer drastic insecurity repercussions.

She singled out Lungalunga in Kwale county and Tana river-Garissa borders where police when bribed do not inspect people or goods in transit from outside the country.

“Corruption has drastically affected the country’s development, it should be tamed by all means,” she said.

The KECOSCE Executive director challenged public institutions mandated to investigate, arrest, charge and recover all proceeds of corruption to move with speed in dealing with graft in the country.

“The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission-EACC, Director of Criminal investigation- DCI among other public institutions mandated with the fight against corruption  should move steady fast in curbing graft that has affected all the public and private development sectors countrywide, ” noted Muema.

She said the organisation together with other non governmental organisations will keep the government in check and push it to walk the talk on graft.

She also urged Kenyans to join hands in curbing corruption by reporting cases of corruption at grassroots level.