Home > News > Parliamentary Committee recommend relocation of police station

Parliamentary Committee recommend relocation of police station

The  Parliamentary  Committee on Administration and National Security has recommended the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government to consider relocating Mairo-Inya police station in Nyandarua County to another site.

During a visit to the station, the Committee led by Chairman  Peter Koinange and Ndaragwa MP, Jeremiah Kioni noted that the station was located adjacent to Ritaya primary school and thus affected learning.

The committee also observed that water from the station flows to the school’s playing field posing a health hazard to the pupils.

Koinange  who is also Kiambaa MP said that the committee would now write to Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i to effect the recommendation.

“There is no way that the police station can still remain here and yet there is learning going on just meters away. The pupils hardly concentrate when operations at the police station are going on,” said Koinange.

Kioni observed that the conditions at the station were not suitable and it would be prudent if the security facility is relocated. He regretted that learners might pick bad behaviors from suspects locked in the station.

He at the same time, decried the poor state of the station lamenting that police officers there still operated from Unihut structures despite recommendations to ban their use.

Mairo-Inya police station was started as a police post but upgraded to a station after devolution.

By  Jesse Mwitwa

Leave a Reply