Officers living in police houses ordered to vacate within 90 days


Officers living in police houses ordered to vacate within 90 days
Police Officers’ quarters at Karatina Police station in Mathira, Nyeri. Photo/Courtesy

In Summary

  • To effect the new policy, Mr. Kenyatta directed the National Treasury to terminate all leases with landlords within 90 days and the officers asked to enter into private tenancy with property owners.
  • The officers living in these quarters and police lines have also been asked to vacate within 90 days of the new allowance and integrate with their communities.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has abolished the policy of mandatory and free housing for junior officers.

On Thursday, the President introduced housing allowances for police in a move aimed at solving the perennial accommodation crisis.

It is also expected that the directive will help integrate the Kenya Police with other Kenyans.

To effect the new policy, Mr. Kenyatta directed the National Treasury to terminate all leases with landlords within 90 days and the officers asked to enter into private tenancy with property owners.

The officers living in these quarters and police lines have also been asked to vacate within 90 days of the new allowance and integrate with their communities.

President Kenyatta was keen to note that separate shift quarters for male and female will be provided at the police stations and police posts to help improve morale as well as create an effective and impartial force.

He was speaking during the launch of a policy framework and strategy for reorganising the National Police Service.

For Citizen TV updates
Join @citizentvke Telegram channel



Video Of The Day: Some MPs plan to shoot down Uhuru\'s proposal on VAT

Story By Wangui Ngechu
More by this author