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Ruto Overturns Yet Another Uhuru Order In Ministry Of Defence, Stamps Authority Over Police Uniforms

The administration of President William Ruto has reversed yet another significant policy choice made by his predecessor by allowing the police to wear uniforms that were phased out by the previous administration of President Uhuru Kenyatta four years ago.

The widespread unpopular, all-royal blue uniforms were in short supply and of poor quality, which is why the previous outfits were brought back.

In addition, Saturday Nation has learned of a proposal to establish the use of body cameras by the officers, along with a revision of the design of the uniforms worn by jail wardens and police officers.

General duty Kenya Police Service (KPS) officers will be required to wear both the old and new uniforms due to an internal decision.

It is anticipated that the arrangement of using two sets of uniforms concurrently for general duty assignments would last until a task force on police reforms appointed by President Ruto makes its final recommendations regarding which uniforms will remain in use.

Speaking on behalf of the National Police Service, Dr. Resila Onyango told Saturday Nation that the new instruction was given to address the issue of the new uniforms' unavailability as well as the poor fabric quality.

"There are certain officers that either don't have enough blue uniforms or have faded ones, as you may have noticed on the streets. They can still use the old ones because they still have themWe are wearing them concurrently." . Dr. Resila stated.

Police officers on duty have already been seen wearing the traditional uniforms of white shirts and navy blue pants for male cops and sky blue shirts and navy blue pants for female officers.

Inspector of Police (IP) and higher senior command grades of officers are permitted to wear both the old and new beige uniforms.

Only four years after the previous assessment of police uniforms, the mandate is the most obvious sign yet that another one is imminent.

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