By Ian Mutiso
Uasin Gishu women representative Gladys Shollei has suggested that Kenyan police officers should start wearing body camera to tame graft .
Speaking on Citizen TV yesterday, the legislator said some remandees are denied justice due to lack of apt police officers and end up giving bribes for a court hearing.
“Police officers bring remandees to the court from time to time and sometimes you find that they don’t bring them on time and the case cannot proceed so you find remandees having to bribe police officers so that they can be taken to court,” she said
The national assembly deputy speaker added that these unscrupulous dealings can only be brought to an end through police officers’ wearing body cameras.
Corruption in Kenya is a vice that has dominated many institutions in the country. Kenya ranks 128th least corrupt country according to Transparency International.
Despite all measures the judiciary has placed to curb corruption in the country. Corruption cases have grown rapidly despite the severe judgements offered.
Shollei said that removing corruption practices within the judiciary has to be a continuous process and many systems have a role to play for a change to take place.
She also proposed digitization of all process and introduction of CCTV cameras in judicial offices.