• The CS said treasury is a potential source of funding for a police housing scheme.
• He said the police training curriculum will also be reviewed to incorporate lessons in the management of personal finances.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i says government will partner with the police Sacco to construct modern houses for police officers under the tenant-purchase arrangement.
Speaking during the Kenya National Police DT SACCO annual delegates meeting on Wednesday, February 16, Matiang'i said the SACCO deposits supplemented by Treasury funds will make the project a reality.
This, he said, will complement the Housing pillar under the Big Four Agenda.
"The police training curriculum will also be reviewed to incorporate lessons in the management of personal finances," the Ministry of interior reported.
He challenged the police Sacco to explore public-private partnerships with Kenya Treasury to construct decent and affordable accommodation for police officers to acquire through rent-to-own contracts.
"It's clear that some of the mental challenges we've been witnessing among our officers are related to financial distress," Matiang'i said in his speech.
Matiang'i added that senior officers have a responsibility of mentoring their juniors to nurture a saving culture as a foundation stone of a financially disciplined service.
The event was also attended by Inspector General of Police Hilary N. Mutyambai.