The National Police Service (NPS) has invited members of public to participate in the selection process for the proposed Kenya Police Service uniform.
In the announcement on Tuesday, August 29, NPS said the selection process will be held between Tuesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 31.
On Tuesday, August 29, the exercise will be held at the Kenya Police Pavilion, South C, Nairobi.
Also, the exercise will be held on Wednesday August 30, at the Central Region at Ruring’u Police Training College.
On Thursday August 31, the selection exercise will be held at the National Police College, Main Campus Kiganjo.
Gachagua on Police Uniforms
During the campaigns, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua promised that Kenya Kwanza Alliance will do away with the blue police uniform should they win the elections.
Speaking in Nyandarua on June 11, 2022, Gachagua said they are aware of the challenges facing the police service.
In addition, Gachagua promised to address the issue of police salaries which said had never been raised since Late President Mwai Kibaki retired.
Gachagua slammed the then Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i for not caring about the welfare of police officers.
“You (police officers) have suffered a lot in the leadership of Matiang’i and Kibicho. Even the new blue uniform that you don’t want will be done way with and the old one reinstated. The blue one will be left for PCEA church. It belongs to the women’s guild,” said Gachagua.
Further, Gachagua accused the Jubilee government of forcing the police officers to support former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Azimio One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate.
Gachagua asked the police not to be intimidated, adding that their government will correct every unfair treatment they will undergo for their decision.
“We want to tell the chiefs that we are aware you are being threatened to help Raila win the elections or get sacked. Don’t be worried about it, there are only 57 days left then we give you back your jobs,” said Gachagua.
Gachagua assured the police officers that their jobs are safe, and the Kenya Kwanza will reemploy those who get sacked.