Border committee distances itself from association

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BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE

THE Border police post committee has distanced itself from an association which is alleged to be representing former police officers who had served during the tension.

The isolated association has been promoted by a Mr Henry B Kahui in the media.

Spokesman of the Border police post committee, Mr Patrick Mundano said they are not part of the association dealing with the border and ethnic tension related claims.

As a retired police officer who served at the border from 1990-2000, he voices that he and those from the committee are not part of the association.

Moreover, Mundano stated that when the border crisis took place at that time, about 49 of them served at Taro and Korovou police stations but unlike the field police who were deployed there, they were not paid.

He explained that the ministry of police is dealing with their payments and had assured them that they are working on it.

Mundano stressed that the association’s president, Mr Henry B Kahui’s statement which expressed that former police officers who served at the border during the height of the ethnic tension are under members of the association under the association’s constitution is incorrect and not welcomed by their committee.

“Hearing that did not go well with us because we did not give him any mandate to speak of such,” he said.

He suggests Kahui refrains from generalising and assuming that everyone is under his association.

Henry Kahui, chairman of so-called association being isolated by the Border police post committee.

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