NAIROBI– President Uhuru Kenyatta has enacted major reforms to the structure, command, control and welfare of the Kenyan National Police Service.
President Kenyatta, who received a task force report on police reforms here Thursday, said the reforms are aimed at making the police a service that is respected rather than a force that is feared.
The report, prepared by a task force headed by Interior Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Fred Matiang’i, spells out an array of measures to unify the Kenya Police and the Kenya Administration Police.
The Head of State stressed that the reforms, ranging from the changes in structure and command, integration of Regular and Administration Police, change of uniform, rebranding of colleges, introduction of housing allowances for junior officers, are aimed at making the police force more efficient.
The reforms will put smiles on police officers, especially those in the lower ranks, who have traditionally lived in congested houses with no option of living in houses of their choice. They will now be paid house allowance and will live in places of their choice.
President Kenyatta directed the National Treasury to factor in the new allowances in the supplementary budget.
The reforms are aimed at raising the morale of the security officers by improving their conditions of service, said the President Kenyatta at the meeting attended by all senior police officers.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK