The government is constituting guidelines to stop police officers from marrying or dating their workmates.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i on Friday revealed that a team is already working on the rules that will guide on relationships within the police services.
He said the move has been triggered by the increase of sexual harassments and killing in the police service.
“If it happens that two police officers fall in love, then one has to leave the Service, there is no two way about it,” he said.
He said a considerate number of female police officers have filed sexual harassment complaints.
He said a Gender Relations office will be constituted under the office of the Inspector General of police to manage the issue.
Dr. Matiang’i was speaking at the National Police College in Kiganjo when he graced the launch of a new training programme for graduate cadets.
He said a team formed to come up with the rules will present the same before the National Security Council which will approve the recommendations for implementation.
“You are officers and we don’t expect you to have a relationship with your constables. Relationship framework will make the service a dignified place to work.”
Matiang’i said cases of sexual harassment will be dealt with immediately.
He said some murder incidents in the service are linked to intimate relationships among officers.