Police chief happy to be back

24 May 2019 | Local News

City Police chief Abraham Kanime returned to his post yesterday morning after a 14-month suspension on allegations of serious misconduct.

“I am so happy; it is long overdue,” Kanime told Namibian Sun shortly after his return to office.

He confirmed that he had been given a letter yesterday morning, instructing him to report for duty within 72 hours. He was back on duty at 10:00, he said.

His return follows a special City Council meeting on Tuesday night, at which the council approved a recommendation by the management committee (MC) to reinstate him.

The special council meeting followed a 10 May High Court order by Judge Harald Geier that the City must make a final decision on Kanime's costly suspension on or before 22 May.

The court order was issued after last-minute negotiations by lawyers representing Kanime, the City Council and its CEO Robert Kahimise.

Kanime had lodged an urgent application to be allowed to return to work and to have his disciplinary proceedings finalised.

The parties agreed to set a date for Kanime's disciplinary hearing before 22 May.

By noon yesterday, it remained unclear whether Kanime had been provided with a date for the disciplinary hearing.

The municipality spokespersons could not confirm whether a date had been agreed on.

Kanime faces 19 charges related to the appointment of 20 people without CEO approval.

Of the total of 69 misconduct charges Kanime initially faced, charges 24 to 69 were withdrawn in January. They related to the appointment of City Police members in acting positions.

In an answering affidavit submitted during the hearing of the urgent application, City CEO Robert Kahimise said an inquiry into the allegations of misconduct was continuing.


Similar News


Geingob to powwow with Baillères

15 hours ago | Local News

Alberto Baillères, the Mexican billionaire who intends to buy the 71 000-hectare Erindi Private Game Reserve, will pay a courtesy visit to President Hage Geingob...

'Misunderstanding' led to timber looting

15 hours ago | Local News

Forestry ministry Alpheus !Naruseb claims there was a misunderstanding of laws that resulted in the illegal harvesting of large amounts of protected trees in the...

New City restrictions kick in

15 hours ago | Local News

With severe water scarcity category D restrictions coming into effect next week, the City of Windhoek is urging residents to achieve the 15% water saving...

Ndikwetepo ta langekwa onga mwene gwoshikandjo shaNdudu mOkalongo

15 hours ago | Local News

Omusamane a tseyika nawa mOkalongo nOshakati, Natanael Ndikwetepo, otaka langekwa onga mwene gwoshikandjo shaNdudu mOkalongo ehuuliloshiwike tali ya – momasiku 29 gaJuni.Ndikwetepo, ngoka eshiwikile olwindji...

Amalwa jumps ship

1 day - 25 June 2019 | Local News

Oniimwandi district senior councillor Naeman Amalwa says he was not well-advised when he took the decision to turn his back on Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo and...

Child marriages rob girls

1 day - 25 June 2019 | Local News

Namibia is ranked 119th out of 176 countries in a new global report that evaluates countries on the well-being of children.The report says that in...

Lüderitz up in arms

1 day - 25 June 2019 | Local News

Acting Lüderitz CEO Ignatius Tjipura says no agreement has been reached yet in terms of power supply and distribution to the town.In a petition, residents...

Joe Pütz: Journalist extraordinaire

1 day - 25 June 2019 | Local News

Joe Pütz was a journalist extraordinaire. He started his journalism career with the Allgemeine Zeitung in 1978 and left his mark as editor on nearly...

Kahimise under fire, again

2 days ago - 24 June 2019 | Local News

Five months after his return to office following nearly three months' suspension, City of Windhoek CEO Robert Kahimise has allegedly been officially charged, based on...

Millions flushed in toilet stink

2 days ago - 24 June 2019 | Local News

Government has spent millions of dollars to construct toilets that are now standing unused in rural households.During 2011/12 government spent N$181.5 million on 10 000...

Latest News

Job prospects bleak

15 hours ago | Columns

There is not an iota of doubt that young Namibians have been the most conspicuous victims of the skyrocketing unemployment rate that has befallen us....

Meatco aims for profitability by...

15 hours ago | Agriculture

Meatco managed to reduce its overall losses by N$33 million during the previous financial year and plans to break even in 2019/20, before returning to...

Meatco Foundation inspects projects

15 hours ago | Agriculture

The Meatco Foundation, Meatco's corporate social investment wing, has been supporting individuals and farmers' organisations to improve farming practices, especially in communal areas, focusing on...

Ombaye Fishing boosts Dare to...

15 hours ago | Agriculture

The Dare to Care drought fund for fodder subsidies has been given a N$100 000 boost thanks to a fishing company with an open heart.Dr...

Agriculture in dire need of...

15 hours ago | Agriculture

Worth N$7.5 billion in 2017, Namibia's agriculture sector is in dire need of growth.This is according to Meatco's 2018/19 annual report, which highlighted that during...

WAD excels in community training

15 hours ago | Youth

Over 150 unemployed and police officers in Kavango West Region this month graduated from a free three-month skills training programme.The training was offered by the...

Amalwa a ninguluka

15 hours ago | Cultural

Amalwa ngashiingeyi ota hwahwameke aantu yomoshikandjo she opo ya yambidhidhe Nangolo onga omukwaniilwa gwawo omupe nonando okuli a tulwa momusholondndo gwaantu ya hetatu mboka ya...

Off to Cairo

15 hours ago | Sports

The MTC Africa Cup of Nations SMS competition produced two winners who were announced yesterday by MTC's Tim Ekandjo.Uti Tjiriange and Paulus Petaya each received...

Superstar Salah seeks first goal

15 hours ago | Sports

Superstar Mohamed Salah gets a second chance to score his first goal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) when hosts Egypt face the...

Load More