Nairobi police boss order on eviction brews rebellion – Weekly Citizen


Police in Nairobi are protesting a new directive from the regional coordinator office ordering them to brief him on all major demolition and eviction court orders before they are executed.
The move has elicited furious reactions from police officers charged with executing court orders and other players who are now demanding for the intervention of Interior minister Fred Matiang’i to come to their rescue against the order by the regional boss.
A policeman said police particularly those of the rank of OCS and OCPD are in total dilemma and trapped between fears of being marked for victimisation failure to follow Njenga’s directives or be charged for court contempt failure to execute court orders.
Highly placed sources familiar with such activities hinted that the regional commissioner’s office could have improvised a money minting method by possibly luring into a negotiation table, individuals affected by the court orders before making a decision on whether the police should go slow or immediately act on such orders.
What has raised eyebrows is how the regional office developed unrivalled keenness on selective court orders which are now causing police involved sleepless nights as they risk being charged for court contempt.


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