- Relationships between police officers to be outlawed
- Move to curb rise in sexual harassment and indiscipline
- The order will come into effect from July 1, 2021
Relationships between police officers will be outlawed from July 2021 to avert the rising cases among members of the police force, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has said.
The ministry is in the process of forming banning police officers from getting married amongst themselves to curb rise in sexual harassment and indiscipline.
“We are into coming up with regulations and we have agreed with the National Police Commission that we will look at the service standing orders afresh and strengthen this arrangement. We are going to adopt the system that has been adopted by the KDF for example. You are officers. We do not expect you to leave here and go to have affairs with your constables whom you are managing,” said the CS.
The man in charge of Kenya’s security docket revealed that cries of female police officers have reached the ears of the concerned authorities who have no option but to swing into action.
“We cannot look away anymore and not address some of the challenges we have had on the security sector. Where especially female members of the services, some of them have complained about sexual harassment, some of them have complained about mistreatment. It will not happen that way in future.
The former Education CS spoke on Friday during the official launch of the direct entry cadet inspectors’ course at the National Police College in Kiganjo, Nyeri County.
The order will come into effect from July 1, 2021.
Below is the video courtesy of KTN News.