Kenyans online make fun of new police uniform


Kenyans online make fun of new police uniform
The new uniform for General Duty Police officers after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that Kenya police service will now be merged with AP

In Summary

  • A section of Kenyans online criticised the choice of colour and design of the new uniform.
  • Some said it looked "dull and old fashioned" while others outrightly termed it as "ugly".
  • Others said police reforms are not about new uniforms but syllabus change at Kiganjo Training College and better recruitment processes.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday unveiled new police uniform for the General Duty officers.

Also Read: AP merged with Kenya Police, President Kenyatta says

In the new changes, the President said the Persian-blue shirt/blouse, trousers and beret are for better “visibility”.

“It’s important for everybody and especially the police officers to know that the Kenyan people are funding these changes so that the police can  serve the people better,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

He further added that the police should be respected and not feared.

However, a section of Kenyans online criticised the choice of colour and design of the police uniform with some saying it looked “dull and old fashioned”.

Below are some of the tweets:

https://twitter.com/KiprutoFestusKE/status/1040207341529038848

https://twitter.com/TheParrotKE/status/1040196974627237890

https://twitter.com/KiprutoFestusKE/status/1040207341529038848

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