The police have been urged by President William Ruto to reduce security across the nation.
He claimed that the police are independent and well-equipped to carry out their duties. He declared, “Muggings, cattle rustling, and other instances of insecurity must end.
The new Inspector General of Police, Japhet Koome, who took the oath of office on Friday, was introduced to the head of state when he was giving a speech at State House in Nairobi.
The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) and the Inspector General were tasked by the President with cooperating.
“We want a professional police service; the sticky issues of ethnicity, nepotism or cronyism should no longer exist,” he noted.
He added that only merit should be used to determine promotions.
Eliud Kinuthia, chairman of the NPSC, stated that the adjustments to the service were long overdue. Since we have the resources to deliver, we promise not to let down our nation, added Mr. Kinuthia.