By Steve Sabai
The Deputy Inspector General Kenya Police Service, Mr. Douglas Kanja has today opened Gambogi Police Station in HAMISI CONSTITUENCY in VIHIGA COUNTY. The Police station building houses the offices of the OCS, Deputy OCS, Crime Offices and Stores. In addition to regular police cells, the new Police Station has Mental cell and VIP cells. The station was built under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) by the efforts of Area Member of Parliament, Hon. Charles Gimose of HAMISI CONSTITUENCY in order to bring down criminal activities within the area and also to bring police service near the public.
While addressing police officers and members of public, Mr. Kanja lauded the police-public partnership, particularly the effort made by the area MP and the CDF committee to construct the station. The DIG indicated that his core responsibility is to ensure that the Service maintains good relationship with the public. He added that members of the public should visit the station freely and report criminal activities going on in the area in the spirit of community policing.
After listening to the many requests put to him, the DIG assured all local leaders that the concerns would be addressed, and that the first step would be to improve infrastructure at the newly opened station. Additionally, a police dog will be deployed, as requested by leaders through the Regional Police Commander