As the Country approaches the general elections scheduled for 8th August 2017, various candidates aspiring for different political seats have made applications for Police Clearance Certificate. Therefore, the National Police Service wishes to inform aspirants and the members of the public that all applicants are issued with the document irrespective of whether they were convicted, acquitted, dismissed, discharged or have cases pending in court.
However, the Police Clearance Certificate demonstrates the status of the applicant by indicating specific criminal records established or nil established as shown by samples herein enclosed.
If an applicant had cases and he/she was acquitted by a court of law or appealed successfully, that criminal record is expunged from the criminal data base, however, if convicted of the same, the record is kept for 20 years before it is expunged unless the offence(s) charged with fall under the following category of permanent offences, that is:
- Rape and
- Offences related to drugs.
The National Police Service wishes to thank members of the public and in particular applicants who have so far cooperated with the Police in this exercise and urge them to follow guidelines as spelt out in the website www.cid.go.ke /our services, for effective and efficient delivery of service in respect to issuance of the document.
GEORGE KINOTI, AIG
FOR: INSPECTOR GENERAL
NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE
11th, April 2017