AP merged with Kenya Police, President Kenyatta says


AP merged with Kenya Police, President Kenyatta says
President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre where he addressed a meeting bringing together all government accounting officers including Principal Secretaries, Parastatal Heads, Vice Chancellors of Public Universities and Chairmen of State Corporations on July 20, 2018. PHOTO| PSCU

In Summary

  • The 39,680 Kenya Police Service and 24,572 Administration Police  will now form a single force totalling 64,252 officers with President Kenyatta saying this will interpret to better security for Kenyans.
  • The General Duty Police officers will now also be symbolised by a joint pass out parade and a new uniform.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the merging of the Kenya Police Service and the Administration Police (AP) into General Duty Police officers under the command of the Inspector General of Police.

Speaking during the launch of a policy framework and strategy for reorganising the National Police Service, President Kenyatta said that the move is aimed at eliminating waste, duplication and overlap of duties.

The 39,680 Kenya Police Service and 24,572 Administration Police  will now form a single force totalling 64,252 officers with President Kenyatta saying this will interpret to better security for Kenyans.

The General Duty Police officers will now also be symbolised by a joint pass out parade and a new uniform.

More to follow…

 

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