Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai is set to launch a social media engagement forum following complaints he has been silent amid rising cases of police brutality in the country.
In a series of tweets on Sunday June 21, Mutyambai said the sessions that will be taking place every alternate Monday for one hour between 11am and noon, will bolster the existing formal structures of engagement with the police service.
“Whereas National Police Service has existing formal and viable structures of engagement with the public, this session will bolster the efforts of those structures”, Part of the tweet stated.
The sessions according to Mutyambai are aimed at sharing ideas on the improvement of service delivery by the police to the Kenyan public.
“I will be open to suggestions from you and will also be taking note of issues that may need urgent attention from my office and from the public”, another tweet from Mutyambai stated.
Whereas @NPSOfficial_KE has existing formal and viable structures of engagement with the public, this session will bolster the efforts of those structures. During these sessions,we will be sharing thoughts on improving our services to the public.
— Hillary N. Mutyambai (@IG_NPS) June 21, 2020
Last week, the National Police Service defended Mutyambai over attacks on his silence on extrajudicial killings.
Through spokesman Charles Owino, it said it was unfair to allege that the IG has remained silent amid rising cases of police brutality and killings.
While responding to an article published in one of the dailies, Owino said the article was an unfortunate attack on the IG stating that the National Police Service is committed in discharging its mandate while working within the law.
“It is not in the nature of the IG to shout. He is organized and does his work quietly. The IG is working tirelessly to promote good working relations between the members of the public and police officers,” Owino stated.