Relief For Graduate Police Constables As NPSC Restores Their Salaries

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On Thursday, the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) overturned an earlier notice that had ordered the suspension of a wage increase for 1,233 graduate police constables.

In a statement, the commission chair Eliud N. Kinuthia said the new development came following the High Court rule on September 29, 2022, that termed the decision to move the graduate police officers from job group J to job group F unreasonable and constitutional.

"This is in compliance with the Court order issued on September 29, 2022, declaring the stoppage of upgraded salaries from job group J to F arbitrary, unreasonable, and unlawful," said Kinuthia.

Kinuthia further ordered that the 1,233 graduate officers be paid in full for any salary withheld by the State since the commission ordered the salary increase to be deferred in November 2021.

"Further, the Commission has advised the Acting Inspector General of Police, Kenya Police Service Deputy Inspector General, and the Acting Director, Directorate of Criminal to pay 1,233 graduate police constables and non-commissioned officers (NCO's) a salary of Inspector of Police equivalent to job group J, backdated from November 1, 2021, the day the salary was stopped, without the loss of any benefits," said Kinuthia.

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