Date Published:

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 17:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is in the process of reviewing its uniformed staff Standing Orders and Disciplinary Code.

KWS organised a one day workshop for stakeholders, mainly from other security formations in the country, including Kenya Defence Force, Kenya Police Service, Kenya Prisons Service, Kenya Forest Service and the National Youth Service.

The offices of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are also involved in the review where they are providing financial and technical support.

The current KWS Standing Orders and Disciplinary Code was dawn in 1990 and thus some of its provisions need review to bring them in tandem with current constitution provisions.

The review will also seek to synthesize the document with the provision of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013, which is the legal document that currently spells out guidelines for management and conservation of flora and fauna in Kenya.

After input from stakeholders, the document will be subjected to review by the government arm of industrial relations and legal experts.

KWS acting Director General, Mr. Julius Kimani commended the select committee coordinating the review for subjecting it to diverse stakeholders.

He expressed optimism that the initiative will produce a comprehensive document that addresses all facets of discipline among the uniformed staff in the organisation.