Police officers to start receiving their house allowances next month


Joseph Boinnet
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • The President introduced housing allowances for police in a move aimed at solving the perennial accommodation crisis.
  • The directive is also expected to help integrate the Kenya Police with other Kenyans.
  • To effect the new policy, 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.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has promised police officers that they will start receiving their house allowances by the 1st of next month.

This follows a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta in September that will also see free police housing for junior officers abolished and the officers be given house allowance.

Boinnet however indicated that the government will continue building houses for officers who want to rent them.

Boinnet has also urged Kenyans to embrace the new police uniforms for General Duty Police Officers even as the process of revamping the police service continues.

The police boss was speaking when he met officers from the Critical Infrastructure Police Unit and Security of Government Buildings and the Rapid Deployment Unit at the National Police Service College in Embakasi, Nairobi.

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

The directive is also expected to 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.

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