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15 October 2012

Kenya Government Gazette dated 2012-10-15 number 101

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    15th October, 2012                                     THE KENYA GAZETTE                                                                   3937




SPECIAL ISSUE




              THE KENYA GAZETTE
                                         Published by Authority of the Republic of Kenya
                                                       (Registered as a Newspaper at the G.P.O.)


Vol. CXIV—No. 101                                  NAIROBI, 15th October, 2012                                                       Price Sh. 60

GAZETTE NOTICE No. 14705                                                          The Inspector-General shall be appointed for a single four year
                                                                               term andis not eligible for re-appointment.
                   THE CONSTITUTION OF KENYA
                                                                               Position Description
     THE NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION ACT
                                                                                  The functions of the Inspector-General shall be to—
                              (No. 30 of 2011)
                                                                                  (a) implementpolicy decisions;
             THE NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE ACT,2011
                                                                                  (b) audit of police operations and functioning;
   THE NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION (NPSC)
                                                                                  (c) co-ordinate all police operations;
        VACANCIESIN THE POSITION OF INSPECTOR-GENERAL
                                                                                  (d) advise the Government on policing matters and services;
                AND DEPUTY-INSPECTOR GENERALS
                                                                                  (e) prepare budgetary estimates and develop a policing plan before
   PURSUANTto the Constitution, particularly Articles 10; 232;                        the end of each financial year, setting out the priorities and
243; 245(1), (2), (3), (6); 246 (3) and Chapter Six and sections 9, 11                objectives of the service and the justification thereof;
and 13 of the National Police Service Act, the NPSC seeksto recruit
                                                                                  (f) determine the      establishment and maintenance         of police
an Inspector-General and two Deputy Inspector-Generals who satisfy
                                                                                        stations, posts, outposts, units or unit bases in the county and
the provisions of the Constitution and that of the National Police
                                                                                        determine the boundaries of the police stations, outposts or unit
Service Act, 2011, and the additional criteria below. The Kenya Police
                                                                                        bases;
Service and the Administration Police Service shall each be headed by
a Deputy Inspector-General. Qualified persons may apply for more                  (g) determine the distribution and deployment of officers in the
than one position and are requested to apply for and submit an                        Service and recommend to the Commission and the County
application indicating the position to which they are applying for as                 Policing Authorities;
follows:
                                                                                  (h) organize the Service at national level into various formations,
1. QUALIFICATION FOR INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE                                      units or components;
   (V.NO/NPS/1/2012)                                                              (i) recommendthe establishment of, manage and maintain training
   The Inspector-Generalshall be a person who:                                        institutions, centers or places for the training of officers joining
                                                                                      the service and other officers;
   (a) is a citizen of Kenya;
   (b) holds a degree from a university recognized in Kenya;                      (j) commission research and benchmark against best practices;

   (c) has had a distinguished careerin their respective fields;                  (k issue guidelines on community policing and ensure co-
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                                                                                        operation between the Service and the communities it serves
   (d) meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
                                                                                        in combating crime;
   (e) has served in a senior managementposition for at least fifteen
                                                                                  (1) provide the commandstructure and system of the Service for
       years and has knowledge and experience in matters relating to
                                                                                      the efficient administration of the Service nationally;
       any ofthe following disciplines—
                                                                                  (m)       subject to the Constitution and this Act, or any written law
       (i)     criminal justice;                                                        cooperate with, and implement the decisions of the
       (ii)   policy development and implementation;                                    Independent Policing Oversight Authority;
       (iii) finance and public administration;                                   (n) designate any police station, post, outpost, unit or unit base as a
       (iv)    strategic management,                                                  place of custody;
       (v)     security;                                                          (o) promote co-operation with international police agencies;
       (vi) law;                                                                  (p) establish and devolve the services of the Intemal Affairs Units
       (vii) sociology; or                                                            that are able and equipped to conduct investigations into police

       (viii) Government.
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