President Uhuru Kenyatta earlier on today made his first public appearance since his ‘sneaky’ come into the country from China amid the 16% VAT addition on petroleum products.
His appearance today came with a major impact in the police force as he has now ordered the merging of the Kenya Police Service and the Administration Police into one body; General Duty Police.
“In order to eliminate waste, duplication and overlap, we will integrate 39, 680 police service and 24, 572 administration police into general duty police officers under the command of Deputy Inspector General Kenya police Service, leaving a total of 64, 252 police service general duty police given the unified command to offer better security for Kenyans,”
said president Uhuru Kenyatta.
The new reforms will also see the police uniform change from light blue to dark blue. All new general duty officers will go through refresher training to instill a common understanding of police station work.
Other changes to expect will be the renaming of Police training colleges. Here is a video of the president giving all the directions and naming the changes.