Kenya: Police in Nairobi Directed to Acquire New NPS Uniform

17 September 2020

Nairobi — All General Duty Officers in Nairobi County have been directed to collect their new Persian blue uniform, as the service seeks to replace the old set.

In a statement, National Police Service Spokesperson Charles Owino said a set of 8,000 pieces of the new uniform are yet to be collected.

"Officers who may have not collected their uniforms have been directed to do so immediately," Owino said.

The new uniform was introduced through a presidential directive in September 2018 as part of the National Police Service reorganization.

The move was in line with the United Nations recommendations in a bid to enhance visibility among general duty officers as they engage with the public.

A spot by Capital News in Nairobi revealed most of the General Duty officers are donning the new uniform.

Owino has denied claims of a shortage of the new uniform leading to an uproar among junior officers.

More From: Capital FM

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.