News arriving in indicate that police woman corporal Linda Okello has sued IG Joseph Boinnet. In the application filed under a certificate of urgency at Nairobi Milimani Law Courts, Linda Okello has urged the court to review the order to demote her over allegations she claims she was never given an opportunity to respond. She also wants the court to compel the IG
and his deputy to revert her back to her police corporal rank.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, Traffic Commandant and
Assistant Inspector General of Police Jacinta Kinyua, Senior
Superintendent of Police Traffic headquarters Julius Wanjohi,
Staffing Officer Personnel, Julius Ndung’u have been named as
respondents and interested parties.
Through lawyer Tom Ojienda, Linda says that she was enlisted as a
police officer in May 2003 after training at Kiganjo Police College
after which she was posted to Kisii for general duties.
Linda said she joined the Traffic Department in 2009 after
attending two months course and posted to Kiambu. She says she
has diligently served the police service for 13 years with a clean
record of service and she was promoted to the rank of corporal in
2008 and has served in that position for eight years.
Linda says her name was listed in a group of officers who were due
for promotion in March this year due to her hard work and
dedication in her duties.
The officer says on January 14 she was arrested while on duty
along Kiambu-Ruiru Road at around 9.00 am by Julius Wanjohi who
was in the company Emily Nguruiya and Corporal James Mutume.
Linda claimed she was immediately escorted to police headquarters
and soon after served with a waiver notice at around 11.00 am.
She alleges that Mr Wanjohi immediately appointed Mr Ndungu as a
presiding officer to conduct orderly room proceedings against her and
she was charged with the offence committing an act which amounts
to corruption contrary to the law.
She claims that the proceedings were conducted as from 12.00 pm.
“Notably, Mr Wanjohi was the star witness whereas his evidence
contradicted with the officers who were together with him and thus
not collaborated, the presiding officer (who is Wanjohi’s junior) took
up the evidence of Wanjohi on whose basis he convicted the
applicant,” Ojienda said in the court papers.