There has been an online debate on police reforms and why the government need to change their modes of training in police colleges like Kiganjo. Over time, those who join the armed forces have been taken through thorough and vigorous process during the recruitment process. Those with higher class grades are always turned back to go and do alternative courses that will help build the country on other fields. Apart from the papers applicants also go through physical checks where they have to run kilometers of journey to see how strong physically they are.
But these process have been greatly critisized by Kenyans who have been feeling that the methods used are barbaric and backward. Kenyans have also expressed their concerns on how someone who never passed national exams could fight and bring new ideas to the challenging war against terrorism. Over the weekend Interior Ministry through Cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi said that there was no way such a person was going to fight or even help the Director of Criminal Investigation DCI to help bring criminals to book since he has no skills.
Police Spokesperson Charles Owino
Today while replying to Matiangi's claims, police spokesperson Charles Owino has explained why they always go for low performance for forces. Owino says that those who pass in KCSE have a tendency of going back to school to get a degree then demands for promotions within the system. He continued by saying that the country cannot withstand the burden of having a huge number of police officers promoted at once.
On the other hand, security experts have sided with Matiangi saying that it was time the country start employing sharp brains in our forces. He said that to encounter the current trend of security issues, new ideas are needed to help fight the vice.
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