President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday
unveiled new uniforms for police officers.
"These uniform will enhance visibility
of the officers.
Tungependa tuone hiyo uniform..." Uhuru said during the
re-organisation of the Kenya Police.
The uniforms which are blue in colour
were paraded at the Kenya School of Government. The officers wearing the uniforms marched to the podium to showcase the new uniforms.
"IG Joseph Boinnet should implement these changes with immediate effect. The Treasury should also operationalise financial provisions
with immediate effect," he said.
The President also
asked the Treasury to aid in the additional funding for officers to effect the new housing
with effect from December 1.
"Kenyans are funding
these changes so that you can serve them better," he added.
Uhuru said he is
reorganising the command to ensure effective service by the
The President further abolished
Police regional commander, Kenya police regional commander, DCI
Others are; County coordinating commander, Kenya police county
commander, AP county
DCI county commander,
DCI sub-county commander and
AP service ward
The Star has seen the new outlay which will drastically change the command and structure of policing in the country with the AP getting clearly defined roles.
The AP will be merged with the Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU).
According to the changes, a majority of the AP officers will be absorbed into the Kenya Police Service. The few that will remain will have their duties redefined.
They will mainly revolve around providing security to government buildings and facilities such as SGR, the ports of entry and other critical facilities.
AP camps and chief’s camps where a majority of the APs are stationed will be gazetted as police stations. The regular police, DCI and APs housed in the same facilities will be under a single command.
Details of changes:
On July 27, Uhuru gave Matiang'i 30 days to produce a strategy on how to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the National Police Service.
Uhuru also asked Matiang'i and Boinnet to address the persistent housing problem and report back.
“I have directed Matiang'i and Boinnet to provide me with a comprehensive policy framework and strategy," Uhuru said via Twitter.