Writing cop impresses vetting panel
High levels of infidelity among police officers inspired a traffic officer based in Nakuru to write a book on love, marriage and family values.
Corporal Dennis Ouko Ntabo impressed the Johnston Kavuludi vetting panel sitting in Nakuru when he gave a personal account of how he found a lady he wanted to marry in a compromising situation, three days to their wedding.
He said that he felt disappointed and almost committed suicide.
Ntabo, who is in charge of road safety training at Nakuru traffic base, said that the fact that he turned over a new leaf and found another person to marry was also another inspiration for him.
He narrated that poor housing that leads to officers sharing houses was a contributing factor to family breakups among police officers.
He singled out an incident he witnessed while serving in Nyeri, where a police officer on night duty found his wife in bed with a colleague with whom they were sharing a house.
Ntabo, who once served in Nakuru Police Station children’s desk, asked the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) to consider offering guidance and counselling to police officers.
Further, he recommended that officers should be transferred to stations not far from their families except in cases where they are deployed in hardship areas.
Kavuludi acknowledged efforts by the officer to go beyond the call of duty adding that the commission had taken his recommendations seriously.
The chairman pointed out that the commission was committed to modernizing the police service.
The vetting exercise that entered the fourth day Friday will end on September 3.
It targets 330 traffic officers in the Rift Valley region.
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