Mental health experts advised the police department on checking the well-being of police officers' mental health. They spoke this after the increase in family disputes of police officers who are married or staying together.
This comes after the internal security cabinet secretary, Fred Matiang'I, said that police officers at higher ranks should not be allowed to have a love relationship with their junior officers.
According to mental health expert, Issac Maweu, the police officers' trauma due to their nature of work. They go through a lot of frustrations which they take on their partners. He adds that this pain can only be done away with through counseling which the officers need to be done regularly.
Kennedy Ogaro, a lecturer at the Daystar university says that hardships that police officers go through are the major causes of suicide among police officers in the country. He added that preventing the officers from having these relationships is an infringement of their rights.
John warari, the Bishop of Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, said that besides helping the officers grow spiritually the should other ways to help them. He added that the government should consider getting recommendations from other departments and experts like psychiatrists, to find a lasting solution.
Fred matiang'I said that they will come up with rules that prevent, police bosses from having love relationships with their juniors. He said this after Murder and assault cases between police officers and their spouses have been on the rise.
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