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“ZOEA HII UNIFORM” KENYA POLICE ADOPTS NEW SET OF UNIFORM

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By Hopkin Reporter.

“That is the new uniform for the general duty officers,” Our Desk Reports.

The Kenya police have adopted a new set of uniform for tests on its use.Inspector General of police Japhet Koome and a few junior officers donned the new uniform, Monday, February 13.

Officials aware of the developments confirmed the same saying it was under test.The move has sparked discussion on social media. Other units in the National Police Service will maintain their current uniforms.

They include Administration Police Service and General Service Unit which use jungle ones. This comes amid a push to revert to the old uniform for the service from the current deep blue one.

The task force on the improvement of the conditions of service of the National Police Service and Kenya Prisons Service is collecting views on among others the uniform issue.

Among others, the National Police Service Commission told the task force it wants police to revert to the old police uniform for general duty officers and not the deep blue introduced in 2019.

They noted that the police uniform was not gender-responsive to women police officers during pregnancy, and it was not provided for under the current uniform arrangement.

The Commission recommended a maternity dress allowance of Sh30,000 during pregnancy. Police had been told they were free to wear the old khaki uniform, which was being phased out since 2018.

The officers will continue using both old and new uniforms pending the outcomes of a task force established to look into police and prison reforms.

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