Kenyans online make fun of new police uniform
- 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.
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:
The new Kenya Police uniform is actually very ugly. Ama ni mimi tu?
— Oliver Mathenge (@OliverMathenge) September 13, 2018
Cannot allow a Kenya Police with such an ugly uniform to arrest me. A policeman dressed like a plumber. #PoliceReforms
— Brown_ke (@Lansbrown) September 13, 2018
The Uniforms for our newly unified Kenya Police is Ugly, Dull , Old fashioned & Uninspiring … The Beret is worse … They look like Salvation Army Band … Police Uniform must be one that shows fitness & inspires fear … Here, we were conned … #PoliceReforms pic.twitter.com/F7abNCZUmB
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) September 13, 2018
— Ahmed Mohamed (@Asmali77) September 13, 2018
— Marcello Omuttaha (@MOmuttaha) September 13, 2018
— Odeo Sirari (@OdeoSirari) September 13, 2018
— Errycar10 (@errycar10) September 13, 2018
— Hon Lee Makwiny (@leemakwiny) September 13, 2018
The lower image shows North Korea Traffic police women not China Police.
Just a correction, not that it makes our new police uniforms look any better or necessitates the change
The other images shows China police uniforms pic.twitter.com/TDusfsDJxI
— Johnpeter Maina (@jp_maina) September 13, 2018
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