The newly launched police reforms will see a total of 12 top positions in the security force completely scrapped off in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s new police reforms.
The reforms that will also see Administration and Regular police merged in a unified manner was official launched on Thursday at the Nairobi’s School of government by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i.
The main angles of the reforms will focus on the Command, Uniform, housing and training.
Rebranding and renaming of police training institutions is also the main focus for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Both Regular and Administration police officers will put on a Persian blue coloured uniform that was also unveiled on Thursday.
Kenya police Training College will be named Kenya Police College Kiganjo Campus, AP Training College will be rebranded to National Police College Embakasi A Campus and GSU Training College be named National Police College Embakasi D campus.
In the new reforms mostly to change the negative image of the country’s security department, all junior police officer will lose their houses in police campus but will receive house allowances.
The 12 top positions scraped off will be replaced by Integrated Police Geo Boundaries placed under unified command.
A Regional Police Command, One County Police Command and one Sub-County Police Command will take full charge.