Relief for graduate cops who were demoted and salaries slashed.
Relief for graduate cops after the court reinstated their slashed salaries and lowered rank.
Judge Nduma Nderi of the Employment and Labour Relations Court, on September 29, ruled out that it was unconstitutional for the national police service to degrade the newbies.
The court added that it is within their rights to earn salaries commensurate to their ranks and service delivery.
Judge Nderi said,”The court is satisfied that the reduction in salary and rank was not preceded by a notice to affected police officers and the decision was implemented by the Inspector General of Police and NPSC without giving them any opportunity to be heard.”
National police service had reduced the job groups of fresh graduates from Job group J to F. Judge Nderi maintained that the directive was illegal.
Judge Nderi said,” The court further issues an order prohibiting the IG and the NPSC either by themselves, their agents or servants; from in any manner reducing graduate officers’ pay from Job Group J to Job Group F as in the letter dated November 17, 2021.”
“The decision was arbitrary, unreasonable, unlawful, and a blatant violation of the accrued rights of the officers from the date of their recruitment to that when they were demoted for no good cause and their remuneration reduced to their great loss and detriment.” Judge Nderi added.
This comes after deputy president, Rigathi Gachagua stated that he will make reforms in the security sector.
DP Gachagua said,”You have suffered so much in the hands of Matiang’i and Kibicho. Even the new blue uniform that you don’t want will be revoked and we return to the old one. The blue one will be left for the church. It is the uniform of women’s guild.”