President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, September 13 unveiled new police uniform for the General Duty officers.
In the new changes, the President said the Persian-blue shirt/blouse, trousers and beret are for better “visibility”.
“It’s important for everybody and especially the police officers to know that the Kenyan people are funding these changes so that the police can serve the people better,” said President Kenyatta, who presided over the launch of a policy framework and strategy for reorganising the National Police Service at the Kenya School of Government Thursday.
A section of online users took to Facebook and Twitter to criticise the government on the choice of colour and design of the police uniform, with a significant number of social media users saying the previous police uniform was by far better-looking.
EDAILY samples the comments below:
— Thee Trend Setter (@xtiandela) September 13, 2018
A section of Kenyans on twitter have come out strongly to criticize the color and design of the uniform saying that it was substandard.
@errycar10 said: “Ladies and gentlemen, introducing China police – Kenya branch. Next week all Kenya Police officers will learn Chinese.”
@felixmuyelele said: “I don’t like the color, but even if police Kenya were given helicopters they do still be collecting bribes from birds.
@OnesmusMoh said: “The worst police uniform…”
@tgitau79 said: “One world – Ugly”
@mwangid said: “Another scandal in the making, as President Kenyatta launches new look police, someone had to change uniform apate pesa ya kula with new uniforms. NYS also will change uniform soon, the current uniform still looks better.”
@DonaldBKipkorir said: “The uniforms for our newly unified Kenya Police is ugly, dull , old fashioned & uninspiring … The beret is worse … They look like Salvation Army Band … Police Uniform must be one that shows fitness & inspires fear…”