Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Politics




Africa politics

President William Ruto Has Finally Addressed Police Officers Concerning Their Uniforms

possibly a picture of five individuals standing outside.

Finally, President William Ruto has responded to the police officers' grievances regarding the issuing of their uniforms. This came after a group of cops in 2020 protested purported orders to pay for their own uniforms out of their own pockets.

However, on Tuesday, the president of state gave Inspector-General of Police Japhet Koome instructions to make sure that the Police Service gives new recruits free clothing.

At the passing out parade for new police officers at the Kenya Police Training College in Kiganjo, Nyeri County, on Tuesday, January 10, Ruto said: "No officer should use their own money to acquire police uniforms when the government has completely funded the purchase of police uniforms."

“It is my expectation that these officers will be given quality uniforms that meet the standards for our policemen and women. The officers should wake up every morning knowing that the Government of Kenya stands behind them,” stated Ruto.

At the same time, Ruto assured police officers that they, together with their family members will get comprehensive medical insurance coverage starting January 1, 2023. This was after allegations emerged that police officers will no longer be covered by their NHIF comprehensive covers.

On his part, Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome thanked the head of state and his administration, saying the service has been so independent since he took over office. According to Koome, he his office has not received even a single instruction from President Ruto on who to arrest or any order to execute.

Content created and supplied by: News_uptades (via Opera News )

Japhet Kenya Police Nyeri County Ruto William Ruto


Load app to read more comments