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Article 246. National Police Service Commission

(1) There is established the National Police Service Commission.

(2) The Commission consists of–

  • (a) the following persons, each appointed by the President–
    • (i) a person who is qualified to be appointed as a High Court Judge;
    • (ii) two retired senior police officers; and
    • (iii) three persons of integrity who have served the public with distinction;
  • (b) the Inspector-General of the National Police Service; and
  • (c) both Deputy Inspectors-General of the National Police Service.

(3) The Commission shall–

  • (a) recruit and appoint persons to hold or act in offices in the service, confirm appointments, and determine promotions and transfers within the National Police Service;
  • (b) observing due process, exercise disciplinary control over and remove persons holding or acting in offices within the Service; and
  • (c) perform any other functions prescribed by national legislation.

(4) The composition of the National Police Service shall reflect the regional and ethnic diversity of the people of Kenya.