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The Inspector General of police  Mr. Joseph Boinnet has today wrapped up a two-day police reforms sensitization forum, covering Turkana and Marsabit counties.

During his two days visit, the inspector general met and interacted with police officers drawn from Kenya Police Service, Administration Police Service and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Turkana and Marsabit counties.  He appraised them on the ongoing reorganization in the National Police Service aimed at ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness in service delivery to Kenyans. 

Key among the changes he enumerated include reorganizing the command structure of the police to bring harmony and optimal utilization of resources, allocation of distinct functions to specialized units,  introduction of a new General Duty Police uniform, introduction of a new house allowance for all police officers regardless of ranks among other changes.  

Currently, police officers live in police lines within police stations some of which are in a deplorable state, overcrowded and not sufficient for all police officers. In the new policy, the Inspector General noted that police officers will be allowed to rent their own houses in places of their choice and integrate with the communities they serve. 

While addressing officers in Marsabit County, the inspector general observed that the operating environment in policing had changed due to various factors including the new constitutional order, advancement in technology, globalization among other factors hence the need for police officers to change the manner in which they operate so as to conform to the ever changing policing dynamics. 

Meanwhile, the Police chief lauded the multi agency spirit adopted by the various security agencies including the Kenya Defense Forces, National Police Service, Kenya Prisons, Kenya Wildlife Service and the Kenya Forest Service in dealing with security challenges affecting both counties, adding that police will continue supporting the national administration in coordination of national government functions within the framework of the reorganized National Police Service.

The Inspector general also separately met Marsabit County Deputy Governor Solomon Gubow and Turkana County Secretary Peter Erepete and thanked them for the continued cooperation that their counties have accorded security agencies within their jurisdictions.

Mr. Boinnet was accompanied by the Principal Deputy to the Deputy Inspector General Kenya Police Service, Japheth Koome AIG, the Principal Deputy to the Deputy Inspector General Administration Police Service Charles Karege- AIG, the Director of Reforms in the National Police Service Jaspher Nyauma- CP, among other senior officers.

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