Embrace changes for growth and prosperity, Matiang’i tells police
SEE ALSO :Uhuru's tax gamble that enraged KenyansAlready all Administration Police (AP) camps at chiefs’ offices and not near police stations are being transformed into police posts following President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive on September 13 that police units be merged. The 24,000 APs who have been stationed at these camps and have been performing general duty assignments are transiting to join their Kenya Police Service (KPS) colleagues at police stations to patrol, prevent and respond to crime.
Command structureThe changes include one in the command structure, with the collapse of parallel commanders for APs, KPS and Directorate of Criminal Investigation. Officers in all specialised units like Anti Stock Theft Unit, Rapid Deployment Unit and Rural Border Patrol Unit are being issued with General Service Unit-like combat uniform as their operational clothing while general duty officers will have new blue uniforms. The general duty uniform will be rolled out gradually because of the huge number of officers involved.