Housing cash deal for junior officers
SEE ALSO :Photos: CS Matiang’i inspects PSVsThe Government pays up to Sh28,000 for very house leased for police officers. Personnel from the General Service Unit, Rapid Deployment Unit, Rural Border Patrol Unit, Presidential Escort Unit and those in training colleges will not benefit from the proposed allowances. Housing crisis Instead, they will earn special allowances that they can also use to pay for accommodation, the official said. The office of the Inspector General had dispatched teams to go round the country and collect views from officers on housing. The team is expected to present a report next month.
SEE ALSO :Embrace changes, Matiang’i tells policePresident Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday ordered Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to give him a report within 30 days on how the housing crisis can be resolved. The Government said it would allocate more resources to the National Police Service modernisation programme to give the force the ability to neutralise all forms of threats. Deplorable conditions In 2016, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) asked the Government to stop providing police officers with housing and instead give them allowances. The Ipoa study recommended that the only exceptions should be specialised paramilitary police units, and officers in remote areas where houses may not be readily available.