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City Police Chief Kanime reinstated

City Police Chief Kanime reinstated

Eba Kandovazu

CITY Police Chief Abraham Kanime is expected to resume work within the next three days after a decision was taken to reinstate him after being suspended with pay for the past 14 months.
The reinstatement follows a City of Windhoek Council meeting earlier on Tuesday evening where councillors made the final decision to lift his suspension.

Pictured: City Police Chief Abraham Kanime. – Photo: File

The decision comes fresh on the heels of a High Court ruling last week that ordered the City Council to decide Kanime’s fate on or before 22 May.
The CoW Council was also ordered to set a date for the continuation of Kanime’s disciplinary hearing, which was last attended to during  November last year.
The High Court pronounced itself on the matter after Kanime brought an urgent application against the City Council.
Kanime was suspended in March last year for allegedly using the CoW funds to pay for legal fees when he approached the high Court for an order against Chief Executive Officer Robert Kahimise to compel him to stop interfering with the City Police matters.
The two bosses locked horns after officials from the City Police demolished and removed illegal shacks in Windhoek’s 7de Laan.
Kahimise had his fair share of troubles within the Windhoek City Council when he too was suspended after being accused of approving his own study loan worth N$200 000 without Council’s stamp of approval.
The CEO was only reinstated after President Hage Geingob called the entire City Council to State House and ordering them to get their affairs in order.

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