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Police officers to start wearing new uniforms on Jamhuri Day

Members of Kenya Police Service and Administration Police will start wearing their new blue uniform next week on Jamhuri Day.

The makeover will affect 90,000 members in the police force.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet led the way on Tuesday by releasing pictures of himself wearing the new uniform ahead of its official adoption next Wednesday.

President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled the new uniform on September 13.

The change of uniform is a United Nations recommendation in a bid to increase police visibility while serving civilians and a way of enhancing accountability.

Kenyans on Twitter (as usual) had something about IG Boinnet’s look in the new uniform.

Barbara Mogeni tweeted; “I actually like it makes me see you better.”

Xaspy said; “The uniform reminded me of my high school cooks.”

Arap chuma asked; “Not attractive at all…. what happened to the old uniforms? Did material run out of stock or factories stopped producing them?”

John muriuki wrote; “@JBoinnet when we mentioned #policereforms, these garish uniforms weren’t what we quite had in mind. Please when you get home I’d advice that you take off that Halloween costume, you’ve got on, and BURN it.”

Eliud Rugut commented; “I thought we agreed these uniform should be jumpsuits and NO POCKETS.”
Mwenda stated, “Boring uniform.”