Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai to Probe Policewoman in Viral Resignation Video

by Helvine Achieng
May 11, 2021

Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has finally got the attention of a female police officer who has unsuccessfully been trying to resign from the National Police Service.


Taking to social media after several attempts to reach the IG, the lady resorted to venting out her frustrations in a video that has been circulating widely on social media platforms.


"Sir, kindly allow me to resign peacefully from the police officer post because I can thrive elsewhere. Even if it means resigning without pay, I will not mind."


"I just want a chance to resign peacefully. I have attached several letters meant for the IG, but they never get to him. That is why police officers get frustrated to the point of committing suicide or killing themselves, something I cannot do." 


Adding,


"I will leave here and work like any other citizen. The internal office is not helping at all. The president should disband this internal affairs office which is not carrying out its mandate."


"We are suffering. Officials in that office are full of corruption, yet they get a salary at the end of the month. They don't solve any cases; that's why police kill because of such problems," she said.


Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai responded to the plea saying NPS will investigate the issue and take appropriate action. He also further directed the Gender and Children's directorate to probe sexual harassment in the police force.


"I have learnt of a video trending on social media where a female Police Officer is captured lamenting against unfair treatment and sexual harassment. The officer is attached to the Traffic Department in Mombasa County. She had complained against a merchant hence subjected to an inquiry by @DCI_Kenya officers resulting into a departmental action. I have directed the Gender and Children Directorate to independently investigate the matter and give a report within 7 days," said Mutyambai.