By Cleophas Muthama
Is Kenyan Deputy IG Kaindi’s Woes a possible witch-hunt?The sacked Kenyan deputy inspector general of police Madam Grace Kaindi now has a reprieve for the time being after the court barred the National police service commission (NPSC) from replacing her.
Surprisingly the NPSC has gone ahead to advertise the vacancy in today’s dailies.
Judge Nduma Nderi issued the order after Madam Kaindi went to the courts to seek Justice for early retirement and to stop the NPSC from replacing her.
Judge Nduma Nderi who also made the court ruling granting teachers 50-60% pay rise granted Madam Kaindi her request saying the application by Madam Kaindi raises an arguable case.
A week ago madam Kaindi withdrew a similar application saying she would pursue other means for redress.
In her latest application she argues that she is yet to receive official communication citing why she was removed from office.
Madam Kaindis advocate Jesse Oduor was directed to serve NPSC and The Attorney General who were named as respondents in the next two weeks. The case will be heard on October 14th .
The Kenyan Deputy IG Kaindi’s dismissal has raised serious queries since the Constitution dictates that a lady must be there in the three posts of Inspector General and the deputy.
Madam Kaindi was appointed ambassador to unknown location by President Kenyatta.
Unreliable sources indicate that Kaindi’s tough stand against corruption could be the reason behind her dismissal.
It has been a tradition for many outspoken and staunch crusaders of war on graft in Kenya to experience a stand off with the government especially if one is a government officer and one happens to wage war on graft.
Gender Activists who have been fighting for Ann Waiguru are yet to speak on the matter.
They are now being accused of discriminating against Kaindi since she also shares a similar problem to that of Waiguru.