Kenya To Unveil Taskforce To Review Terms And Conditions Of Police Officers

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Kenya's Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has revealed that the government is committed to improving the working conditions of police officers.

According to Gachagua, in the next two weeks, the government would unveil a task force to look into the welfare of police officers starting from the lowest rank of Police Constable to the Inspector General, who is the highest-ranking officer.

Gachagua spoke in Nairobi, where he was the chief guest in a thanksgiving ceremony for members of the disciplined services. He said that the task force would look into the issues of salaries, allowances, uniforms, and housing, among others, that have bedeviled police officers for a long time.

He acknowledged the immense responsibilities of police work but cautioned police officers against taking unlawful orders from their superiors and urged them to strictly adhere to the constitution and the rule of law.

"I urge all police officers to get guidance from the Service Standing Orders on how they should conduct their duties, and any unlawful order from their superiors should be accompanied by a written note," said Gachagua.

The Deputy President reminded police officers that the tools of the trade provided by the government were supposed to protect life and property and not harm the people they are supposed to serve.

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