Military and police uniforms represent state authority, unite those who serve under their flag and demand respect and deference. The uniform’s symbolism.
Across the world, uniforms carry an undeniable symbolic value. In security services, in prisons, hospitals, schools or sports clubs, they identify and differentiate.
Police have warned before that they will arrest any civilian found wearing attire that resemble police or military uniform, saying the trend has become a security concern.
In kenya it is considered unlawful to wear police attire that ends up confusing the public who are unable to distinguish who a genuine officer.
In most recent case, a mechanical engineering university student charged with wearing a police uniform is expected in court on October 19 for his bond terms. He is said to have committed the offense on Tuesday on Harry Thuku Road in Nairobi
Lambert Adrian Bartebess of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology denied the charge before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi. He was also required to present a university identification card.
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