There is a highly corrupt Administration Police Service Commissioner based in Jogoo House ‘B’ who stops at nothing, including compromising the Laws of the same Country he is under oath to protect, to get ‘dirty money’ for personal gain. You recently highlighted the plight of Kenyan workers at Twyford Ceramics and after reading your article, I couldn’t stop at sharing the following information.
This Commissioner protects Chinese and Indian nationals who are in the country illegally, in exchange for ‘protection fees’ running into millions of shillings. One specific case is one involving Chinese nationals who are in the country illegally and working for Twyford Ceramics Company Ltd. a factory based on Namanga road.
On several occasions, these Chinese fellows have been arrested after tip-off to government authorities by the local workers based at the factory, but the Commissioner would immediately call the cops and order them to be released.
They literally operate with impunity while mistreating the local workers and breaking the laws of Kenya at will.
Lately the cops, in liaison with DCI sleuths, arrested the senior managers, illegal Chinese workers from the factory and got them arraigned in Court on the same day, (to out-smart the Commissioner) and upon receiving the information, this Commissioner made frantic calls directly to the Magistrate concerned to obstruct Justice and get them released – the Chinese boss was released on a Bond of Sh4 million and has gone back to ‘business as usual’ in the factory.
The DCI sleuths who arrested and got the Chinese national charged, had a tough time explaining to the Commissioner and a Deputy Director of DCI, one Mr. Ashimala, why they did their job – this Commissioner and Deputy Director are very close.
This Commissioner is paid substantial amounts of money to offer protection to Chinese and Indian nationals operating and/or living in the Country illegally and has a close confidant based at the KRA who plays around with the tax evasion issues for these nationals – of course at a fee.
Power and ill-gotten wealth
He is currently putting up 2 mansions at the North Coast area around Shanzu and it is this Chinese factory that provided for the tiles, sanitary fittings, etc. for both mansions, plus transport – free of charge.
In the recently concluded Police recruitment exercise, he influenced the selection of some fellow who is related to a Deputy Director, Immigration. This Commissioner literally called and instructed the recruiting officer on the ground at Buruburu and ordered him to ‘make sure’ the young chap was picked – indeed he was and is due to begin at the training college soon.
It does not need rocket science to see that this Commissioner is living large in comparison to his official monthly earnings of less than 200K – he drives a Prado V6, he is building 2 mansions concurrently in North Coast after buying the land in September 2020, has tracts of land and plots in Karen, Ngong, Kitale, Nakuru and North Coast, is in real estate property and has bulging bank accounts in KCB and Coop Bank. His office cabinets are stashed with ‘dirty money’ which he does not Bank to avoid detection by authorities. He has a solid network of influential Govt. officials, is arrogant and does anything to get his things done.