NAIROBI. Friday February 3, 2023. Jane Chege took oath of office as the representative of the Public Service Commission to the National Taskforce on Improvement of the Terms and Conditions of Service and other Reforms for Members of the National Police Service and Kenya Prisons Service.
Speaking after presiding over the swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court building, Chief Justice Martha Koome said the Taskforce will catalyse effective service delivery by the two institutions which are crucial for the enforcement of the law.
“Indeed, our criminal justice sector cannot function effectively when our men and women in the police service and prisons service are not motivated and enabled with a conducive environment to discharge their mandate,” she said.
She added: “I urge you to join forces with the Chairperson and other Members of the Taskforce to work towards the realisation of the constitutional dream of “democratic policing” and a prisons service that pursues the constitutional goal of “reformation and rehabilitation of offenders”.
This the CJ said is the Kenyan dream for a police service and prisons service that “serves” the people and upholds professionalism.
Retired Chief Justice David Maraga who chairs the taskforce said they will begin countrywide public engagements next week after concluding collation of views from stakeholders at the national level.