Inspector-General of Police (IG) Hillary Mutyambai has ordered an urgent probe against sexual harassment claims meeted on a female police officer in Mombasa.
Mutyambai has directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Mombasa branch and the National Gender and Children’s department to immediately swing into action and ensure such claims against senior police officers at the Mombasa Central Police station are substantiated.
In a tweet on Sunday evening after a video of Mombasa based female traffic police officer Hyline Viviana went viral, complaining of sexual harassment among other malpractices from her bosses at Central police station, in Mombasa, Mutyambai issued a seven-day ultimatum for the two departments to furnish him with all the details of the claims.
The IG said as top security officers they are not taking lightly such claims and an urgent probe must be initiated so that the issue is amicably addressed.
“The female police officer should get justice. I am personally closely monitoring the probe,” he said in the tweet.
Mutyambai said decisive action will befall any senior police officer who will be found guilty of victimizing their junior staff.
In the video that traversed the social on Sunday like a bush fire, Ms. Viviana is calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to make an urgent intervention and save her from her oppressors.
She said her bosses have been demanding more than what she can offer, more above her roles of serving the community.
“I handed in my resignation letters, several of them, but I have not received any feedback,” I just want to leave these problems in the police service, I am tired,” Said a vividly pained Viviana.
She singled out corruption and sexual violence against women at the police station as two major issues that have forced her to tender her resignation letters.