Police told to improve integrity to win public support
12 February 2016, 20:25
Nyeri - President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged police officers to improve their integrity and uphold discipline in order to win public support.
Uhuru stated that issue of integrity has robbed the National Police Service (NPS) public support and destroyed their image.
Speaking at Kiganjo Police Training College during pass-out parade of 3 933 police officers, Uhuru asked leaders of the NPS to include integrity as part of their transformation in line with new constitution.
“NPS is conforming to requirements of the new constitution. NPS leaders must deal with integrity aspect of the service decisively. Failure to improve integrity will count zero results in transformation,” said Uhuru.
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“I challenge the leadership of the Service to aggressively deal with integrity aspects of the reform agenda,” he added, lamenting that NPS is yet to resolve its problems.
The President added that the government is committed to improve security in the country by recruiting more police officers, increase mobility and resources and security surveillance.
He urged the graduands, 2 304 male and 1 629 female, to discharge their duties with patriotism, devotion and commitment.
“This is not like other civil service jobs. You have to wake up early before others and retire late. It is not a job for the fainthearted. This college has produced other gallant officers and you should emulate them,” Uhuru said.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
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