A section of Kenyans stated the uniforms should not have pockets
Many complained that the change in uniform will do little to fight problems Kenyans are currently facing
The new police uniform launched yesterday by President Uhuru Kenyatta has elicited a lot of negative reactions from netizens who now want some adjustments made.
A section of Kenyans stated the uniforms should not have pockets to curb bribery which has often been associated with traffic cops.
“Ziko na pockets mingi hadi ya sadaka,” complained one Albert Oyugi.
“Sisi tunaogopa mifuko, not the police,” stated Own Doctor.
“Hio mifuko ya makoti kama yakuekea spana,” noted another concerned Twitter user.
Many complained that the change in uniform will do little to fight problems Kenyans are currently facing, faulting the President’s advisors for misleading him.
“Shida kuu sio urembo wa sare hizi ila ni kwa urefu wa mifuko ya haya makoti,” said Kuria Mtafsiri who wants the sleeves adjusted.
President Kenyatta on Thursday enacted major reforms in the structure, command, control and welfare of the National Police Service.
Speaking when he received a task force report on police reforms at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi, the Head of State said the reforms are aimed at making the police a “service that is respected” rather than “a force that is feared”.
Living in congested spaces will also be a thing of the past for officers as house allowances for all ranks will be provided.
“To solve the problem of housing police and prisons officers, and to better integrate them with the Kenyans they serve, the policy of mandatory and free housing for junior officers in institutional houses is hereby abolished.
“Instead, house allowances for all ranks of these officers will be provided,” said the President.
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