President Ruto's government has finally allowed police officers to wear the uniforms which were phased out by form President Uhuru's administration 4 years ago, reversing yet another key policy decision by the former Head of State. According to details, poor quality and shortage of the all royal blue uniforms are some of the reasons behind reintroduction of the uniform that had been phased out by Uhuru's administration.
According to the Saturday Nation, there is also a plan to review design of police officers' uniforms including that of prison guards. This comes following a proposal to introduce use of body cameras by the security officers.
As a result of the new directives, it has emerged that the general duty Kenya Police Service officers will start operating with both the old and the royal blue uniforms. This will continue until President Ruto gets recommendations from task force on police reforms.
"There are some officers who do not have enough of the blue uniforms or they have faded as you may have seen in the streets. Since they still have the old ones, they can wear them. We are wearing them concurrently," the National Police Service spokesperson Dr Resila Onyango told Saturday Nation.
Police officers will now be allowed to wear the old navy blue trousers and sky blue shirts for male officers. At the same time, female officers will be allowed to wear white shirts and the navy blue trousers. Inspector of Police (IP) and those in high ranks will at the same time be allowed to wear the old beige uniforms.
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