Kahimise to appoint board of inquiry for Kanime hearing

25 Jul 2018 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 25 JUL (NAMPA) - City of Windhoek Chief Executive Officer, Robert Kahimise will appoint a board of inquiry to preside over the disciplinary proceedings against the suspended City Police Chief Abraham Kanime.
Kanime has been on suspension since March 2018, pending the finalisation of investigations into alleged misconduct.
A media statement issued by the City of Windhoek on Wednesday said the investigations have been concluded and found that there are grounds to institute disciplinary action against the suspended City Police chief.
“In terms of Regulation 20 of the Windhoek Municipal Police Services Regulations of 2013, the chief executive officer is mandated to appoint a board of inquiry that will preside over the disciplinary proceedings,” it said, adding that the appointment of the board is in progress and the hearing will commence in due course.
Kanime’s suspension will remain in force pending the finalisation of the disciplinary inquiry, the statement said.
Meanwhile, Kanime’s lawyer Sisa Namandje has written a letter to the City of Windhoek, demanding that his client be reinstated.
According to reports by the New Era Newspaper on Wednesday, Namandje said he is preparing an application in the High Court this week. He said if their demand for reinstatement is not met, they will seek a special cost order against the City of Windhoek and Kahimise.