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National Police Service adopts new set of uniform

By Nyaboga Kiage February 14th, 2023 2 min read

The National Police Service (NPS) has adopted a new set of uniforms that officers should use.

The first time Kenyans saw the uniform was on Monday, February 13, 2023, when Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome wore it.

Nairobi News has established that the uniform is currently the most preferred sample, as officers are dissatisfied with the blue ones they wear.

“The uniform will be worn by officers from the Kenya police but the rest will wear different ones,” said an officer.

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The Administration Police Service and those drawn from the General Service Unit (GSU) will maintain the jungle green ones.

Mr Koome wore the uniform when he met the President of the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), Ahmed Naser Al- Raisi.

On Monday, President Naser met with the IG at the National Police Headquarters in Nairobi.

In his statement, he said that the Kenyan Police Service was doing well, especially on the technology level as it had fully embraced the changes.

He urged NPS to expand and maximise information sharing and utilisation of the Interpol Crime Database.

In a statement, the DCI said it would work with Interpol to ensure that they deal with crime locally and internationally.

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The Interpol delegation included the vice president of Interpol (Africa), Garba Baba Umar (Nigeria), and Interpol Executive Committee Delegates Anne-Marie Nainda (Namibia) and Alas Ragab(Egypt).

Others who attended the meeting include; DIG-KPS Edward Mbugua, DIG-APS, Noor Gabow, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Mohamed Amin, Commandant GSU Douglas Kanja, SAIG, and the Head of INTERPOL National Central Bureau (Interpol NCB) Nairobi, Saiya Baraza, AIG among other senior police officers.

For years now, Kenya has been working alongside Interpol, which also assured Mr Koome of its support on security matters.

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